An intramedullary alignment guide lodging within the femoral canal during total knee arthroplasty: a case report.

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_68D1A1FEAC9E
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Case report (case report): feedback on an observation with a short commentary.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
An intramedullary alignment guide lodging within the femoral canal during total knee arthroplasty: a case report.
Journal
Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
Author(s)
Saksena J., Kosmopoulos V., Schizas C.
ISSN
1022-5536
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2008
Volume
16
Number
1
Pages
114-116
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Case Reports ; Journal Article
Abstract
The usual complications of total knee arthroplasty include thrombo-embolism, infection, and loosening. We report an unusual and potentially serious complication of an intramedullary guide lodging within the femoral canal during the procedure. Considering the risk of fracture and additional exposure, the guide was not removed and was cut in situ. The rest of the operation was completed successfully and the patient made an uneventfully recovery.
Keywords
Arthroplasty, Replacement, Knee, Female, Femur, Humans, Intraoperative Complications, Knee Prosthesis, Middle Aged
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