Supracondylar femoral fracture above a PFC posterior cruciate-substituting total knee arthroplasty treated with supracondylar nailing: A unique technical problem Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Femoral Fractures
  • Fracture Fixation, Intramedullary
  • Knee Prosthesis

abstract

  • Supracondylar fracture above a total knee arthroplasty with a posterior cruciate-substituting design presents a challenging problem to the orthopaedic surgeon. The standard treatment using a intramedullary rod is made difficult by the design of the PFC cruciate-substituting total knee arthroplasty (Johnson & Johnson Orthopaedics, Raynham, MA), which prevents entry of a standard supracondylar nail to the medullary canal of the femur. A technique for using an interlocking intramedullary rod to treat a supracondylar fracture above a posterior cruciate-substituting total knee arthroplasty is described. A case is presented illustrating this technique.

publication date

  • December 1996

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 8872589

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 637

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 11

number

  • 5