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I had a TKR 2 years ago and look like needing revision surgery.Prepari

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I had a TKR 2 years ago and look like needing revision surgery.
Preparing information for a second opinion I have found that the Optetrak knee fitted, which uses matched Femoral/Poyethelene spacer components, had a spacer fitted from another set (the spacer was dropped after glueing the femoral component and a spacer from another set was used instead)
As the matter is sensitive I am trying to find independent advice on the significance of using unmatched knee components in matched sets before taking anything further.
Can you advise, or direct me to someone who can?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Orthopedics
Expert:  Shantal-Mod replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 1 year ago.
HI
I am not sure of your exact question.
The prosthesis should be used as it is created.
In otherwords, the original designs are not made to mix and match parts
Is that your question?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

I am aware that the Optetrak femoral component is made as a matched set with the polyethelene spacer, and is not intended to mix and match.

However, my surgeon appears to have used a non-matched polyethelene spacer rather than replace both after he dropped the spacer.

What I want to know is how serious this is. How different are the unmatched parts? Will the unmatched femoral and spacer pieces grind and wear etc?

Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 1 year ago.
I'll opt out
Someone that has actually done this will need to talk with you
hang on
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Will do.

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