alexa A Traumatic Dislocation of a Unicondylar Knee Replacement: A Case Report
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Orthopedic & Muscular System: Current Research
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Case Report

A Traumatic Dislocation of a Unicondylar Knee Replacement: A Case Report

Mazen Soufi1*, Aiman Khunda2, Dale Kalloo3 and Kuntal Patel4

1Orthopaedic Surgery, Royal Oldham Hospital, UK

2Orthopaedic Surgery, Lancaster Royal Infirmary, UK

3Trauma and Orthopaedic Registrar, Lancaster Royal Infirmary, UK

4Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Lancaster Royal Infirmary, UK

*Corresponding Author:
Mazen Soufi
Core Training year 2 Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery
Royal Oldham Hospital, UK
Tel: 07507829228
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: November 13, 2014; Accepted Date: November 27, 2014; Published Date: November 28, 2014

Citation: Soufi M, Khunda A, Kalloo D, Patel K (2014) A Traumatic Dislocation of a Unicondylar Knee Replacement: A Case Report. Orthop Muscul Syst 3: 177. doi: 10.4172/2161-0533.1000177

Copyright: © 2014 Soufi M, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Abstract

Dislocation of Unicompartmental knee replacement (UKR) is extremely rare and surgical management in revision knee arthroplasty is challenging. Only very few cases, have been reported with this complication of the UKR with varying degrees of associated injury. We are reporting a traumatic dislocation of UKR at least five years after the primary operation in a 68 year old gentleman presented to the accident and emergency department with a swollen left knee after a crush injury. He had a medial Oxford Unicompartmental knee replacement previously for osteoarthritis. This was completely dislocated and impeded in the soft tissue of the knee. Finally this was revised to a total knee replacement successfully. The decision in this case to revise the UKR to a TKR was based on the clinical findings and the surgeon’s experience.

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