Arthroplasty for Fractures
The role of joint replacement for fractures continues to expand.
This example with a relatively subtle fracture, but arthritis severe enough to require a substantial walking aid. The knee replacement includes a longer stem in the tibia and additional metal “augment” on the left side of the screen replacing the smashed bone. The other situation emerging is with difficult fracture of the distal femur, where stability of the limb is better with a hinged knee replacement.