A Case Report of Arthroscopic and Histological Long-Term Evaluation after Resection Interposition Knee Arthroplasty with Chromicized Autogenous Fascia Lata (J-K Membrane)
We report here what we believe to be the first case of a patient who had arthroscopic and histological examinations forty-two years after resection interposition knee arthroplasty with the chromicized autogenous fascia lata (J -K (Jinnaka-Kono) membrane). Arthroscopic examination showed the concave tibial surface had adapted to the convex femoral surface. Although only exposed eburnate bone was seen on this articulation, meniscus-like tissue was observed around the rim of the concave tibial surface. Histological findings of the femoral surface showed well differentiated lamellar bone and fatty marrow without cartilage, and meniscus-like tissue which had the features of fibrous cartilage. The results of this case report support our observations about the biological significance of this procedure, which, we think, still has a place in arthroplasty of the ankylosis or severely destroyed knee joint, especially in young patients.
- Acta medica et biologica = Acta medica et biologica
Acta medica et biologica = Acta medica et biologica 44 (2), 111-115, 1996-06
Niigata University School of Medicine