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Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc. 2012;46(4):312-5.

Bilateral femoral neck stress fracture following bilateral total knee arthroplasty: a case report.

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Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, GATA Haydarpaşa Training Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey. selamicakmak2000@yahoo.com

Abstract

In the treatment of degenerative knee arthritis, total knee arthroplasty is a commonly performed surgery. After knee replacement, stress fractures at lower extremity may rarely occur due to changes in lower extremity alignment and biomechanical axis. We report an 82-year-old woman with a bilateral femoral neck stress fracture 3 years after bilateral total knee replacement. Physicians should be aware of this rare complication and these fractures should be treated without any surgical delay.

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