A modified Gritti-Stokes amputation technique as a solution for recurring aseptic loosening of a knee arthroplasty: A single-patient case study

Willemijn M. J. van Rooij*, Karin C. M. Maas-van Weert, Robin W. T. M. van Kempen, Fred A. de Laat, Jan H. B. Geertzen

*Bijbehorende auteur voor dit werk

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Case Description: A 56-year-old man with persistent knee pain and poor physical functioning due to recurring loosening of a (revised) total knee arthroplasty, was treated with a modified Gritti-Stokes amputation. Objectives: to describe the modified Gritti-Stokes amputation technique as an ultimate therapy for failed total knee arthroplasty and to assess the functional outcome for one patient 1 year post-surgery. Study design: a single patient case study. Treatment: a modified Gritti-Stokes amputation, with removal of the overlying cartilage and subchondral surfaces of both the patella and femur after removing the total knee arthroplasty. Outcomes: After rehabilitation, the patient has a fully end-bearing residual limb, is able to walk without pain (with a prosthesis) and perform his daily activities. Conclusions: In cases of recurring loosening of a (revised) total knee arthroplasty, a modified Gritti-Stokes amputation can create an end-bearing residual limb without pain and with good functional outcome.

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)85-88
Aantal pagina's4
TijdschriftProsthetics and Orthotics International
Nummer van het tijdschrift1
Vroegere onlinedatum15-sep-2020
StatusPublished - feb-2021

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