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Revision of a fractured uncemented revision stem using a custom designed punch and retrograde through-knee approach.

Nasr PJ, Keene GS - Case Rep Orthop (2015)

Bottom Line: We report a unique case of a fractured modular cobalt chromium connection taper Revitan (Zimmer, Warsaw, IN) revision prosthesis.Macroscopic examination revealed a fracture at the diaphyseal-metaphyseal junction of this modular component.We also describe a unique method of retrieval for a broken well fixed uncemented femoral stem, using a custom designed extraction instrument via a through-knee approach.

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Affiliation: Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge CB2 0QQ, UK.

ABSTRACT
We report a unique case of a fractured modular cobalt chromium connection taper Revitan (Zimmer, Warsaw, IN) revision prosthesis. Macroscopic examination revealed a fracture at the diaphyseal-metaphyseal junction of this modular component. This report highlights that fractures can still occur with modern modular prostheses. We are not aware of any published failures of the Revitan revision prosthesis. We also describe a unique method of retrieval for a broken well fixed uncemented femoral stem, using a custom designed extraction instrument via a through-knee approach.

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Photographs of retrieved Revitan stem.
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fig5: Photographs of retrieved Revitan stem.

Mentions: Analysis of the explanted stem showed that it had fractured at the connection taper (Figure 5).


Revision of a fractured uncemented revision stem using a custom designed punch and retrograde through-knee approach.

Nasr PJ, Keene GS - Case Rep Orthop (2015)

Photographs of retrieved Revitan stem.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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fig5: Photographs of retrieved Revitan stem.
Mentions: Analysis of the explanted stem showed that it had fractured at the connection taper (Figure 5).

Bottom Line: We report a unique case of a fractured modular cobalt chromium connection taper Revitan (Zimmer, Warsaw, IN) revision prosthesis.Macroscopic examination revealed a fracture at the diaphyseal-metaphyseal junction of this modular component.We also describe a unique method of retrieval for a broken well fixed uncemented femoral stem, using a custom designed extraction instrument via a through-knee approach.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge CB2 0QQ, UK.

ABSTRACT
We report a unique case of a fractured modular cobalt chromium connection taper Revitan (Zimmer, Warsaw, IN) revision prosthesis. Macroscopic examination revealed a fracture at the diaphyseal-metaphyseal junction of this modular component. This report highlights that fractures can still occur with modern modular prostheses. We are not aware of any published failures of the Revitan revision prosthesis. We also describe a unique method of retrieval for a broken well fixed uncemented femoral stem, using a custom designed extraction instrument via a through-knee approach.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus