Title: Periprosthetic fracture of the tibial plateau after unicompartmental knee arthroplasty
Authors: Van Loon, Pieter ×
de Munnynck, Bart
Bellemans, Johan #
Issue Date: Aug-2006
Series Title: Acta Orthopaedica Belgica vol:72 issue:3 pages:369-74
Abstract: The authors report three cases of unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA), complicated with peri-operative periprosthetic fracture of the tibial plateau. The surgical technique was held responsible in all cases. The initial treatment was different in every case; all patients ultimately underwent revision total knee arthroplasty with a good functional outcome. The authors emphasise the importance of careful preparation of the tibial plateau during UKA, adequate sizing of the tibial component and caution when using a hammer during implantation of the tibial component. When a tibial plateau fracture occurs, the treatment of choice should be immediate revision total knee arthroplasty.
ISSN: 0001-6462
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Orthopaedics Section (-)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

Files in This Item:

There are no files associated with this item.

Request a copy


All items in Lirias are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved.