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Case Report
Volume 1, Issue 1 (November Issue)

Catastrophic Failure of the Femoral Condylar Prosthesis in Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Case Study

Sakae Tanaka1*, Takashi Shimoji2, Hayato Kuno2 and Takashi Kameoka1

1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Aichi Medical University, 21 Karimata, Aichi-gun, Japan

2Institute of Physical Fitness, Sports Science and Rehabilitation, Aichi Medical University, 21 Karimata, Aichi-gun, Japan

*Corresponding author: Sakae Tanaka, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Aichi Medical University, 21 Karimata, Aichi-gun, Japan. E-mail: tanakasakae.aichi@yahoo.co.jp

Received: October 11, 2022; Accepted: October 28, 2022; Published: November 10, 2022

Citation: Tanaka S, Shimoji T, Kuno H, Kameoka T. Catastrophic Failure of the Femoral Condylar Prosthesis in Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Case Study. Case Rep Orthop Surg J. 2022; 1(1): 105.

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Abstract

The failure of total knee prosthetic components is a rare event and has been most reported around the polyethylene insert of tibia or the tibial prosthesis. The isolated fracture of a femoral component is a rare event. A review of the literature has reported a very similar failure in the same device in the same region of the medial femoral condyle, implanted in the same year, but in a different geographical location in Japan. Issues with polyethylene fracture and subsequent base plate failure are already documented, but those of the femur have not. We recommend timely revision of total knee arthroplasty where component failure is suspected, as this may prevent further damage.

Keywords: Arthroplasty; Prosthesis; Component failure; Femoral condyle