Gender-specific total knee replacement has generated much interest recently. We reviewed 1970 Sigma knees implanted in 920 women and 592 men with a mean age of 69.7 years. At a mean follow-up of 7. 3 years (minimum, five years), we found minimal differences in the outcome between genders. At the final follow-up, men had a higher overall Knee Society score and more osteolysis (3.8% vs 1.1%). However, there were no significant differences between men and women in terms of complications or improvements in knee function, pain score or range of movement. The estimated ten-year survivorship was 97% in women and 98% in men (p = 0.96). We concluded that there was little difference in outcome between the genders treated by a modern unisex design of total knee replacement in this large multicentre study.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine