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Vol:2 Issue:5 Number:19 ISSN#:2564-2537
ACE Report #4880
Ace Report Cover Arthroplasty

No difference between the use of mobile or fixed bearings in TKA over a 5 year period

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OrthoEvidence. No difference between the use of mobile or fixed bearings in TKA over a 5 year period. ACE Report. 2013;2(5):19. Available from:

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Five-year results of a randomised controlled trial comparing mobile and fixed bearings in total knee replacement

Bone Joint J. 2013 Apr 1;95-B(4):486-92. doi: 10.1302/0301-620X.95B4.29454

Contributing Authors: S Breeman MK Campbell H Dakin N Fiddian R Fitzpatrick A Grant A Gray L Johnston GS Maclennan RW Morris DW Murray

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539 patients receiving a total knee arthroplasty were randomly divided into either a fixed bearings or mobile bearings group. Results indicated that there was no difference in the functionality (assessed using the Oxford Knee Score), quality of life (assessed using the Short-Form-12 and the EuroQoL 5D) or the total healthcare costs at 5 years between the two groups. The cost of the mobile bearing ...

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