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Publication Detail
Custom-made rotating hinge total knee replacement in a patient with congenital tibial deficiency avoids the need for amputation.
  • Publication Type:
    Journal article
  • Publication Sub Type:
    Case Reports
  • Authors:
    McGrath A, Sewell MD, Datta G, Blunn GW, Briggs TW, Cannon SR
  • Publication date:
    12/2012
  • Pagination:
    2476, 2479
  • Journal:
    Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc
  • Volume:
    20
  • Issue:
    12
  • Country:
    Germany
  • Language:
    eng
  • Keywords:
    Aged, Amputation, Arthroplasty, Replacement, Knee, Female, Humans, Knee Joint, Knee Prosthesis, Lower Extremity Deformities, Congenital, Osteoarthritis, Knee, Tibia, Treatment Outcome
Abstract
We report a unique case of a patient with type 2 congenital tibial deficiency and disabling knee osteoarthritis in whom a custom-made rotating hinge knee replacement was successfully performed, allowing continued mobilisation with a below-knee prosthesis, thereby avoiding the need for an above-knee amputation. Level of evidence Therapeutic study, Level IV.
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