Case Report

Complications Appearing After Bilateral Knee Arthroplasty


  • Özgür Korkmaz
  • Mehmet Akif Kaygusuz
  • Melih Malkoç

Received Date: 15.08.2012 Accepted Date: 20.10.2012 Med Bull Haseki 2013;51(1):28-30

Total knee arthroplasty is one of the most effective surgical treatment modalities among orthopedic procedures. Several complications including infection, periprostatic fracture, knee dislocation, patellar tendon ruptures, neurovascular injuries may happen after surgery. In our case, bilateral knee arthroplasty had been performed during the same session in another center. Open reduction and internal fixation had been performed due to a supracondylar femur fracture in the right knee occurred in the early post-operative period. After a period, a fracture in the right knee and knee dislocation in the left knee had occurred. We performed an open reduction internal fixation for the right knee and knee arthroplasty revision for left knee. In this case report, our aim was to inform and discuss the treatment options for the complications that may occur as a result of knee replacement surgery.

Keywords: Knee arthroplasty, knee dislocation, periprosthetic fracture

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