J Knee Surg 2013; 26(01): 019-026
DOI: 10.1055/s-0033-1333903
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Periprosthetic Total Knee Arthroplasty Fractures: Revision Arthroplasty Technique

James A. Keeney
1   Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri
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Publication History

03 November 2012

16 December 2012

Publication Date:
07 February 2013 (online)


With increased use of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) technique, the burden of revision surgery for all causes including periprosthetic fractures is anticipated to increase substantially in the coming decades. Although periprosthetic TKA fractures are most frequently managed with operative repair, there are circumstances where fracture characteristics or patient factors may make a revision total knee arthroplasty more preferable. This article outlines the principles of surgical treatment when a revision arthroplasty technique is selected.

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