Revision Arthroplasty for Tibial Periprosthetic Fractures

  • Wayne G. Paprosky
  • Todd D. Sekundiak
  • John Kronick


With the incidence of total knee arthroplasty increasing annually, the prevalence of active mobile patients will also increase. The low-energy stress fractures of the past will then be supplanted by high-energy complex fractures. This in addition to the fact that components are being implanted for ever-increasing durations will demand sound surgical algorithms to obtain optimal fracture treatment results. As with any long bone fracture, the first aim is to obtain fracture union with normal extremity alignment. The character of the fracture, with the functional and medical level of the patient, is combined with the status of the total knee arthroplasty to determine successful management. If this is not possible by closed or open means or not possible without significant morbidity to the patient, then revision arthroplasty for tibial periprosthetic fractures should be considered as a viable option.


Total Knee Arthroplasty Fracture Site Total Knee Replacement Tibial Component Periprosthetic Fracture 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wayne G. Paprosky
    • 1
  • Todd D. Sekundiak
    • 2
  • John Kronick
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Adult Joint ReconstructionRusk-Presbyterian-St. Lukes Medical CenterChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Section of OrthopaedicsUniversity of ManitobaWinnipegCanada
  3. 3.Central DuPage HospitalWinfieldUSA

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