Skin ulceration from tibial cement extrusion: case report and literature review.

Abstract

Polymethyl methacrylate extrusion through a small tibial defect occurred during revision of a long-stemmed total knee arthroplasty. It caused necrosis and ulceration of the overlying skin. Resection of the protruding cement, debridement of the ulcer, and primary closure effected a cure. This is the first report of cement-induced skin necrosis and first report of tibial cement extrusion during revision of a total knee arthroplasty. Subcutaneous cement extrusion should be considered in the differential diagnosis of pretibial ulcers following total knee arthroplasty with cemented stems.

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@article{Ward1998SkinUF, title={Skin ulceration from tibial cement extrusion: case report and literature review.}, author={William G. Ward and D D Haight}, journal={The Journal of arthroplasty}, year={1998}, volume={13 7}, pages={826-9} }