Anterior dislocation after total knee arthroplasty: A case report

Yilihamu Tuoheti, Wataru Watanabe, Eiji Itoi

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Abstract

We report a case of anterior dislocation of an 11-year-old total knee arthroplasty in a 52-year-old woman with severe rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis. It was noteworthy that the mechanism of dislocation was unique in that massive wear of ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene, avulsion injuries of the medial collateral ligament and patellar tendon, and a stress fracture of the fibula secondary to the increased posterior tilt angle eventually caused anterior dislocation of the left knee without obvious trauma or infection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)643-645
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Orthopaedic Science
Volume9
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Dislocation
  • Total knee arthroplasty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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