Tissue Sparing Total Femoral Arthroplasty: Technical Note


It is predicted that the number of revision hip and knee arthroplasties will double by the years 2026 and 2015, respectively. As the burden of end-stage prosthetic disease increases, there will be a greater potential need for total femoral arthroplasty. This report describes a patient with a femoral neck fracture nonunion with an ipsilateral multiply revised failed total knee arthroplasty treated by a tissue sparing total femoral arthroplasty. The technique is described, and potential benefits are reviewed. (Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances 20(3):206–209, 2011)

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Samuel Clifton Willimon, MD, Michael P. Bolognesi, MD, and David E. Attarian, MD