Dislocations of a total knee arthroplasty (TKA) are an uncommon injury and only few cases of anterior dislocations have been reported. We report a rare case of anterior dislocation of a 10-year-old posterior stabilized total knee arthroplasty in a 74-year-old woman. The patient was successfully treated by close reduction of the dislocation followed by immobilization in full extension with a long leg cast. Because of a high risk of neurovascular complications, a high index of suspicion for vascular injury must be maintained. For this reason, a proper diagnosis is required and immediate reduction is recommended.

Conti, A., Camarda, L., Mannino, S., Milici, L., & D'Arienzo, M. (2015). Anterior dislocation in a total knee arthroplasty: A case report and literature review. JOURNAL OF ORTHOPAEDICS, 12, S130-S132 [10.1016/j.jor.2014.06.014].

Anterior dislocation in a total knee arthroplasty: A case report and literature review

CONTI, Antonella;CAMARDA, Lawrence;MANNINO, Salvatore;MILICI, Liliana;D'ARIENZO, Michele
2015

Abstract

Dislocations of a total knee arthroplasty (TKA) are an uncommon injury and only few cases of anterior dislocations have been reported. We report a rare case of anterior dislocation of a 10-year-old posterior stabilized total knee arthroplasty in a 74-year-old woman. The patient was successfully treated by close reduction of the dislocation followed by immobilization in full extension with a long leg cast. Because of a high risk of neurovascular complications, a high index of suspicion for vascular injury must be maintained. For this reason, a proper diagnosis is required and immediate reduction is recommended.
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Conti, A., Camarda, L., Mannino, S., Milici, L., & D'Arienzo, M. (2015). Anterior dislocation in a total knee arthroplasty: A case report and literature review. JOURNAL OF ORTHOPAEDICS, 12, S130-S132 [10.1016/j.jor.2014.06.014].
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