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This article has been peer reviewed. It is the authors' final version prior to publication in Orthopaedics and Trauma

Volume 26, Issue 2, April 2012, Pages 91-94.

The published version is available at DOI: 10.1016/j.mporth.2012.01.010. Copyright © Elsevier Inc.


The number of primary and revision knee arthroplasty procedures performed yearly is steadily increasing. The management of bone loss at the time of revision surgery will play an integral role in the longevity and function of these knees into the future. There are a variety of options for addressing these defects varying from the use of polymethylmethacrylate bone cement, metal augments, sleeves, cones and large allograft replacements. This manuscript discusses the evaluation, classification and management of bone loss of the distal femur and proximal tibia.

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