Custom made Hinge Knee Replacement
55 years old male presented to us with complaints of discharging Pus and unable to walk for 6 months.
He had a Motor Vehicle Accident and sustained Thigh bone fracture and had undergone plate fixation surgery elsewhere. His right knee got infected within few days of the surgery.
On examination ,in addition to the pus discharge his Radiological evaluation revealed Osteomyelitis(Infecion in the Bone)
To make him walk again he was planned with 2 stage surgeries.
On his first surgery Debridement (removal of Dead Bones and Tissues)+ Antibiotic Bone cement Spacer was done.ABC kept inorder to prevent infection.Massive amount of Dead bones were removed.So,he had a large amount of Bone loss.
And now he is not a candidate for Regular Total Knee Replacement.
We had ordered a Custom(made to fit the missing bones) made Titanium prosthesis for his large Thigh and leg Bone defect.
After 3 months the 2nd surgery – Custom made Total Knee Hinge Knee Replacement was done by Dr.thiraviam and his replacement team,after removal of the ABC spacer.
He had returned to his normal routine life in 3 days.