Stanmore non-invasive growing arthrodesis endoprosthesis in the reconstruction of complicated total knee arthroplasty: A case report

A Gupta, J Meswania, G Blunn, S R Cannon, T W R Briggs

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Abstract

As the number of primary and revision arthroplasties performed each year increases, the complexity of the reconstructive efforts also increases. A case of a patient with a total knee arthroplasty complicated with infection, deficient extensor mechanism, bone loss and limb shortening of 5.5 cm is reported. We describe an alternative surgical technique of reconstruction of the knee and lengthening of the limb using the Stanmore Non-Invasive Growing-Distal Femoral Prosthesis. The prosthesis had a magnetic disc attached to a gearbox. The generation of an external electromagnetic field caused the magnetic disc to rotate and lengthen the prosthesis. This reconstructive technique has not been described in the literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)247-51
Number of pages5
JournalKnee
Volume13
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2006

Keywords

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents
  • Arthrodesis
  • Arthroplasty, Replacement, Knee
  • Bone Lengthening
  • Electromagnetic Phenomena
  • Humans
  • Joint Diseases
  • Knee Joint
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Prostheses and Implants
  • Reoperation
  • Tibia
  • Case Reports

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