The cementless AGC 2000 knee prosthesis : 20-year results in a consecutive series

Published online: Apr 27 2009

Jamila Eriksen, Jan Christensen, Søren Solgaard, Henrik Schrøder

From the Department of Orthopaedics, Hillerød Hospital, Denmark


One hundred and fourteen AGC 2000 porous-coated cementless total knee arthroplasties were performed in 102 patients between 1984 and 1986. We report their 20-year results with patient assessment, Hospital for Special Surgery knee score, weight-bearing radiographs done under fluoroscopic control and survivorship analyses. All patients could be accounted for. With prosthesis revision as a failure criterion, the cumulative survival rate of all prosthetic components at 20 years was 84.4%. The fall in success rate was primarily due to early tibial and late patellar component failure. The cumulative survival rate of the tibial component was 97.2% and that of the femoral component was 100% at 20 years.