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Supracondylar femoral fracture above a PFC posterior cruciate-substituting total knee arthroplasty treated with supracondylar nailing:A unique technical problem

Authors
Journal
The Journal of Arthroplasty
0883-5403
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
11
Issue
5
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0883-5403(96)80123-9
Keywords
  • Total Knee Arthroplasty
  • Supracondylar Fracture
  • Supra-Condylar Nail
  • Technique
Disciplines
  • Design

Abstract

Abstract Supracondylar fracture above a total knee arthroplasty with a posterior cruciate-substituting design presents a challenging problem to the orthopaedic surgeon. The standard treatment using a intramedullary rod is made difficult by the design of the PFC cruciate-substituting total knee arthroplasty (Johnson & Johnson Orthopaedics, Raynham, MA), which prevents entry of a standard supracondylar nail to the medullary canal of the femur. A technique for using an interlocking intramedullary rod to treat a supracondylar fracture above a posterior cruciate-substituting total knee arthroplasty is described. A case is presented illustrating this technique.

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