Bilateral total knee replacement in a congenital amputee with bilateral fibular deficiency.
Summary of "Bilateral total knee replacement in a congenital amputee with bilateral fibular deficiency."
We present the first ever reported case of bilateral total knee replacements in a congenital amputee with bilateral fibular deficiency. A 60year old woman with bilateral fibular hemimelia presented with advanced osteoarthritis in both her knees for which bilateral total knee replacements was performed. The left knee replacement was followed up at 12months and the right knee at 7years. Oxford knee scores improved from 14 to 40 for the left knee and were 37 for the right knee. She was able to walk independently to a distance beyond 400 m. Modification in the surgical procedure and postoperative rehabilitation is discussed. Mid-term follow-up of 7years reaffirms total knee replacement as a viable option for below knee amputees with knee osteoarthritis.
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Name: The Knee
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20858574
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.knee.2010.08.013
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
Arthroplasty, Replacement, Knee
Replacement of the knee joint.
Replacement for a knee joint.
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Partial or total replacement of a joint.
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