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Distal femoral fractures after knee arthroplasty

Published inInternational orthopaedics, vol. 23, no. 4, p. 236-239
Publication date1999

In seven patients who sustained eight distal femoral fractures following knee arthroplasty all fractures were treated operatively. Seven with open reduction internal fixation and one with external fixation. Seven of eight fractures had an unsatisfactory result. This was due not only to bone quality and fracture comminution, but also to technical problems and choice of implant. Revision surgery is often required.

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Arthroplasty, Replacement, Knee/adverse effects/methods
  • External Fixators
  • Female
  • Femoral Fractures/etiology/radiography/surgery
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Fracture Fixation, Internal/instrumentation/methods
  • Fracture Healing/physiology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Range of Motion, Articular
  • Treatment Outcome
Citation (ISO format)
WEBER, Daniel, PETER, Robin. Distal femoral fractures after knee arthroplasty. In: International orthopaedics, 1999, vol. 23, n° 4, p. 236–239. doi: 10.1007/s002640050359
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