Total knee arthroplasty with a long-stemmed component for fractures adjacent to the knee in rheumatoid arthritis: A report of four cases

Masaaki Usui, Tadashi Watanabe, Keiya Yamana, Kenichiro Sakata, Noriko Naito, Tomonori Tetsunaga

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Abstract

Four rheumatoid arthritis patients with fractures adjacent to the knee were treated by total knee arthroplasty with a long-stemmed component. All four fractures healed; joint reconstruction and limb realignment were achieved simultaneously. Total knee arthroplasty with a long-stemmed component was useful in stabilizing the fracture and rapidly restoring function in the joint and the limb.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)297-301
Number of pages5
JournalModern Rheumatology
Volume15
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2005

Keywords

  • Arthroplasty
  • Fracture
  • Knee
  • Long stem
  • Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology

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