International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Case Studies | Medical Surgical | India | Volume 6 Issue 8, August 2017

Periprosthetic Tibia Fracture after Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Case Report

Dr Ravindra Singh [3] | Dr Amit Pachauri | Dr Gaurav Thakral | Dr Brajesh Kaushle

Abstract: Objective Peri-prosthetic tibia fracture after knee arthroplasty is not a very common complication in the arthroplasty population. We present one such case treated at our hospital. Method the fracture was classified as per classification proposed by Felix as Type III-A and the fracture treated with locking plate. Result The patient is faring well in short term follow up. Conclusion Felix classification is a useful tool in decision making on treatment of periprosthetic tibia fracture and stability of prosthesis is deciding factor. However, a long term follow up with larger sample size is needed to know the clinical, radiological and functional outcome as well as to know the complications like implant failure, non-union or re-fracture.

Keywords: Peri-prosthetic fracture, Knee, Tibia, Arthroplasty, Felix Classification, Locking plate

Edition: Volume 6 Issue 8, August 2017,

Pages: 2025 - 2026

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