A comparison of clinical- and patient-reported outcomes of the cemented ATTUNE and PFC sigma fixed bearing cruciate sacrificing knee systems in patients who underwent total knee replacement with both prostheses in opposite knees

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2018
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Carey, Brian W.
Harty, James
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BioMed Central Ltd.
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Background: The ATTUNE Knee by DePuy Synthes was introduced in 2013. It is designed to provide better range of motion and address patient-reported instability. The PFC Sigma Knee, an earlier prosthesis by DePuy Synthes, is a common knee replacement with a strong clinical track record. Our aim is to compare the outcomes after primary total knee replacement for end-stage knee osteoarthritis of the PFC and ATTUNE knee systems in 21 patients who each have prosthesis in opposite knees using WOMAC, Oxford Knee and SF-12 scores and evaluation of range of motion. Methods: A review was carried out on 21 patients who underwent primary total knee replacement with both the ATTUNE and PFC knee systems. These were staged operations performed in the same institution and by the same surgeon. All cases were followed up for a minimum of 6 months. WOMAC, Oxford Knee and SF-12 scores, as well as knee range of motion were recorded preoperatively and at 6 months postoperatively. Results: There was a significant difference in pre- to 6-month post-operative outcomes in PFC and ATTUNE groups with regard to improvement in range of motion (10° ± 8 and 13° ± 11, respectively). There was also a significant improvement in WOMAC scores (PFC group) and Oxford Knee Scores (ATTUNE group) (8.9 ± 7.7 and 12.1 ± 8.4, respectively). There was a significant improvement in SF-12 Score in both groups (10.1 ± 9.3 for PFC and 15.8 ± 13.3 for ATTUNE). The minimum clinically important difference (MCID) in scoring systems at 6 months was reached by 6 patients in the PFC group and 12 in the ATTUNE group. Conclusion: A significant difference was demonstrated in clinical outcome at 6 months postoperatively between PFC and ATTUNE knee systems in patients who underwent total knee arthroplasty with both prostheses. Superior results were recorded for the ATTUNE knee system.
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Total knee arthroplasty , Patient-reported outcome measures , Range of movement , ATTUNE , PFC
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Carey, B. W. and Harty, J. (2018) 'A comparison of clinical- and patient-reported outcomes of the cemented ATTUNE and PFC sigma fixed bearing cruciate sacrificing knee systems in patients who underwent total knee replacement with both prostheses in opposite knees', Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research, 13(1), 54 (4pp). doi: 10.1186/s13018-018-0757-6