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

J. Saksena, V. Kosmopoulos, C. Schizas

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)114-116
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of orthopaedic surgery (Hong Kong)
Volume16
Issue number1
StatePublished - Apr 2008

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