Femoral component incarceration at the distal slot.

@article{Palumbo2011FemoralCI,
  title={Femoral component incarceration at the distal slot.},
  author={Brian T Palumbo and Paul K. Edwards and Naga Udaya Kiran Thatimatla and Thomas L. Bernasek},
  journal={The Journal of arthroplasty},
  year={2011},
  volume={26 8},
  pages={1571.e5-7}
}
Femoral components with distal coronal slots were introduced to decrease the stiffness mismatch of the femoral diaphysis and stem. We present 2 cases in which the stem of an S-ROM (DePuy, Warsaw, Ind) endoprosthesis was incarcerated in the diaphysis of the femur by bone growth through the distal slot. In both cases, this finding was discovered intraoperatively, following multiple unsuccessful attempts at stem extraction. We recommend performing a trans femoral cortical window at the distal slot… CONTINUE READING