The number of primary and revision knee arthroplasty procedures performed yearly is steadily increasing. The management of bone loss at the time of revision surgery will play an integral role in the longevity and function of these knees into the future. There are a variety of options for addressing these defects varying from the use of polymethylmethacrylate bone cement, metal augments, sleeves, cones and large allograft replacements. This manuscript discusses the evaluation, classification and management of bone loss of the distal femur and proximal tibia.
Recommended CitationKerr, M.D, Glenn J.; Karam, M.D., Joseph A.; and Parvizi, M.D., FRCS, Javad, "(iv) Managing bone loss of the femur and tibia in revision total knee arthroplasty" (2012). Rothman Institute. Paper 17.