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Vol 52, No 1 (2018) Pages : 65- 69

Management of knee rheumatoid arthritis and tibia nonunion with one-stage total knee arthroplasty and intramedullary nailing: A report of two cases

Fahri ERDOGAN, Ilker Abdullah SARÄ°KAYA, Ata CAN, Baris GORGUN

Abstract
Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is a surgical procedure which is widely used in the treatment of gonarthrosis secondary to rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The incidence of stress fractures in tibia in the patients with RA is higher compared to normal patients. In this study, we report two cases of TKA and intramedullary nailing in RA patients with severe knee arthritis and tibial nonunion. Both patients had a satisfactory clinical outcome with radiological healing of the tibial fracture.
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Keywords

  • Total knee arthroplasty
  • Tibia nonunion
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Gonarthrosis
  • Intramedullary nailing