Stress Fracture of the Lateral Femoral Condyle afterTotal Knee Arthroplasty

Sarzaeem, Mohammad M. and Jabalameli, Mahmood (2017) Stress Fracture of the Lateral Femoral Condyle afterTotal Knee Arthroplasty. The Archives of Bone and Joint Surgery, 5 (2). pp. 125-128.

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Background: This is to assess one of the rare complications after total knee replacement and to assess risk factors of failure.Methods: 11 patients with varus knee and an average age of 67 years underwent TKA between 2005 and 2013. All patients returned with a sudden sharp knee pain, disability to walk and significant decrease in ROM about 4 to 8 weeks after surgery. Radiographic examination revealed a lateral femoral condylar stress fracture.Results: After analyzing the images, we found common characteristics among all patients, which might be attributable to the later fracture including varus deformity>25, femoral component lateralization, and valgus correction.Conclusion: Surgeons should be aware of the risk factors to consider before, during, and after surgery.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WE Musculoskeletal system
WO Surgery
Divisions: Journals > Archives of Bone & Joint Surgery
Depositing User: abjs abjs
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2017 16:24
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2017 16:24

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