Home About us Editorial board Ahead of print Current issue Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
  • Users Online: 2
  • Home
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
CASE REPORT
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 143-146

Distal femoral replacement in complex revision knee arthroplasty


1 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi, Anambra State, Nigeria
2 Department of Anatomy, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Obiegbu Henry Obinna
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi, Anambra State
Nigeria
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/npmj.npmj_140_19

Rights and Permissions

Revision knee arthroplasty is often complicated by the presence of bone loss, making the use of conventional revision implants impossible, due to inadequate bone stock and ligamentous stability. Distal femoral replacement, although traditionally was developed for salvage surgeries for bone tumours, plays an important role in revision surgeries of elderly low-demand adults with marked bone loss and ligamentous instability. Here, we report the case of a 66-year-old female, with a history of bilateral knee replacement 5 years before the presentation, who developed left knee pain, with X-ray features of failed left knee replacement. This patient had a left distal femoral replacement and successfully returned to her pre-operative function.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed1534    
    Printed13    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded68    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal