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Case report (case report): feedback on an observation with a short commentary.
An intramedullary alignment guide lodging within the femoral canal during total knee arthroplasty: a case report.
Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
Publication types: Case Reports ; Journal Article
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.
Arthroplasty, Replacement, Knee, Female, Femur, Humans, Intraoperative Complications, Knee Prosthesis, Middle Aged
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