Ten-year results of the Press Fit Condylar Sigma total knee replacement

C H C Arthur, A M Wood, A C M Keenan, R A E Clayton, P Walmsley, I Brenkel

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We report ten-year clinical and radiological follow-up data for the Sigma Press Fit Condylar total knee replacement system (Sigma PFC TKR). Between October 1998 and October 1999 a total of 235 consecutive PFC Sigma TKRs were carried out in 203 patients. Patients were seen at a specialist nurse-led clinic seven to ten days before admission and at six and 18 months, three, five and eight to ten years after surgery. Data were recorded prospectively at each clinic visit. Radiographs were obtained at the five- and eight- to ten-year follow-up appointments. Of the 203 patients, 147 (171 knees) were alive at ten years and 12 were lost to follow-up. A total of eight knees (3.4%) were revised, five for infection and three to change the polyethylene insert. The survival at ten years with an endpoint of revision for any reason was 95.9%, and with an endpoint of revision for aseptic failure was 98.7%. The mean American Knee Society Score (AKSS) was 79 (10 to 99) at eight to ten years, compared with 31 (2 to 62) pre-operatively. Of 109 knee with radiographs reviewed, 47 knees had radiolucent lines but none showed evidence of loosening.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177-80
Number of pages4
JournalThe Bone & Joint Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2013


  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Arthroplasty, Replacement, Knee
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Knee Joint
  • Knee Prosthesis
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Prospective Studies
  • Reoperation
  • Survival Rate
  • Treatment Outcome


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