Anterolateral Oblique Distal Femoral Osteotomy for the Removal of Well Fixed Cemented Femoral TKA Components
In the setting of periprosthetic joint infection, the complete removal of implants and cement can be challenging with well-fixed, cemented implants about the knee. This can get especially complex in the setting of long cemented femoral component stems. Osteotomies are well described in the proximal femur and tibia for removal of implants and cement. There is little information available on distal femoral osteotomies. We describe an anterolateral oblique distal femoral osteotomy for the removal of well-fixed, cemented components in resection knee arthroplasty that preserves vascularity to the osteotomized segment.
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