Minimally Invasive Management of a Floating Prosthesis Injury with Locking Plates

Amir A. Jamali, Mark A Lee, Rakesh Donthineni, John Meehan

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Abstract

Periprosthetic fractures involving a total knee arthroplasty pose a challenging treatment problem with a prevalence of up to 2.5% in the literature (Instr Course Lect 2001;50:379-389). The supracondylar region of the femur is commonly involved, often with minimal available bone in contact with the components. The clinical challenges are particularly more complex in the case of a combined distal femoral and proximal tibial periprosthetic fracture. This injury is considered a "floating prosthesis" injury because of the complete separation of the prosthesis from the remaining skeleton. In this report, a floating prosthesis injury, in combination with a femoral shaft fracture, is treated with 2 locking plates using a minimally invasive technique, with limited blood loss, immediate pain relief after surgery, and successful healing of all fractures with minimal deformity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)928-933
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Arthroplasty
Volume22
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2007

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Periprosthetic Fractures
Prostheses and Implants
Wounds and Injuries
Knee Replacement Arthroplasties
Tibial Fractures
Fracture Healing
Femoral Fractures
Thigh
Skeleton
Femur
Bone and Bones
Pain
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • floating knee
  • invasive plate osteosynthesis
  • LISS
  • locking plate
  • minimally
  • periprosthetic fracture
  • supracondylar fracture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Surgery

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Minimally Invasive Management of a Floating Prosthesis Injury with Locking Plates. / Jamali, Amir A.; Lee, Mark A; Donthineni, Rakesh; Meehan, John.

In: Journal of Arthroplasty, Vol. 22, No. 6, 09.2007, p. 928-933.

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