Primary total knee arthroplasty with condylar allograft and MCL reconstruction for a comminuted medial condyle fracture in an arthritic knee--a case report.

@article{Mounasamy2006PrimaryTK,
  title={Primary total knee arthroplasty with condylar allograft and MCL reconstruction for a comminuted medial condyle fracture in an arthritic knee--a case report.},
  author={Varatharaj Mounasamy and Shen-Ying Richard Ma and Robert J. Schoderbek and William M. Mihalko and Khaled Jamal Saleh and Thomas E. Brown},
  journal={The Knee},
  year={2006},
  volume={13 5},
  pages={400-3}
}
Fractures of the distal femur in the elderly are usually due to low energy ground level fall onto a flexed knee. Pre-existing osteoarthritis and juxta-articular osteopenia in this age group result in high levels of comminution and articular damage at the time of injury, which challenges the management and treatment outcome. Preservation of knee function and early weight bearing should be the objectives of management in the geriatric population. We present in this case report of an elderly… CONTINUE READING