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Tibial baseplate fracture associated with polyethylene wear and osteolysis after total knee arthroplasty.

Cankaya D, Yilmaz S, Deveci A, Ozkurt B - Int J Surg Case Rep (2013)

Bottom Line: Tibial baseplate fracture secondary to polyethylene wear, osteolysis and component malalignment in an elderly obese patient is reported in the present article.We discuss the prevention of implant fracture after total knee arthroplasty and address the risk factors associated with this complication.The present case emphasizes the importance of properly informing patients and encouraging them to report such complaints immediately to allow for early revision and prevention of component fracture, especially in patients with risk factors such as obesity and component, malalignment.

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Affiliation: Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Ankara Numune Training and Research Hospital, Turkey. Electronic address: cankayadeniz78@gmail.com.

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Postoperative AP and lateral radiographs after the revision knee arthroplasty.
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fig0020: Postoperative AP and lateral radiographs after the revision knee arthroplasty.

Mentions: The patient underwent a revision knee arthroplasty, and the previous incision site was used. There was a medial tibial baseplate fracture in the sagittal and coronal planes and a heavily worn polyethylene insert (Fig. 3A and B). There was no loosening in the lateral part of the tibial baseplate and no evidence of infection. Revision knee arthroplasty was performed after removal of the implants (Fig. 4). There were no post-operative complications, and the patient was ambulating with partial weight-bearing on the second day after the surgery. Significant pain relief and functional improvement was achieved based on early follow-ups.


Tibial baseplate fracture associated with polyethylene wear and osteolysis after total knee arthroplasty.

Cankaya D, Yilmaz S, Deveci A, Ozkurt B - Int J Surg Case Rep (2013)

Postoperative AP and lateral radiographs after the revision knee arthroplasty.
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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fig0020: Postoperative AP and lateral radiographs after the revision knee arthroplasty.
Mentions: The patient underwent a revision knee arthroplasty, and the previous incision site was used. There was a medial tibial baseplate fracture in the sagittal and coronal planes and a heavily worn polyethylene insert (Fig. 3A and B). There was no loosening in the lateral part of the tibial baseplate and no evidence of infection. Revision knee arthroplasty was performed after removal of the implants (Fig. 4). There were no post-operative complications, and the patient was ambulating with partial weight-bearing on the second day after the surgery. Significant pain relief and functional improvement was achieved based on early follow-ups.

Bottom Line: Tibial baseplate fracture secondary to polyethylene wear, osteolysis and component malalignment in an elderly obese patient is reported in the present article.We discuss the prevention of implant fracture after total knee arthroplasty and address the risk factors associated with this complication.The present case emphasizes the importance of properly informing patients and encouraging them to report such complaints immediately to allow for early revision and prevention of component fracture, especially in patients with risk factors such as obesity and component, malalignment.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Ankara Numune Training and Research Hospital, Turkey. Electronic address: cankayadeniz78@gmail.com.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus