Recent Advances and Developments in Knee Surgery: Principles of Periprosthetic Knee Fracture Management
Mukai Chimutengwende-Gordon*, 1, Wasim Khan 1, David Johnstone 2
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2012
Issue: Suppl 2
First Page: 301
Last Page: 304
Publisher Id: TOORTHJ-6-301
Article History:Received Date: 14/2/2012
Revision Received Date: 21/2/2012
Acceptance Date: 9/3/2012
Electronic publication date: 27/7/2012
Collection year: 2012
open-access license: This is an open access article licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited.
The management of distal femoral, tibial and patellar fractures after total knee arthroplasty can be complex. The incidence of these fractures is increasing as the number of total knee arthroplasties being performed and patient longevity is increasing. There is a wide range of treatment options including revision arthroplasty for loose implants. This review article discusses the epidemiology, risk factors, classification and treatment of these fractures.