Introduction: This case report describes the management and the possible therapeutic solutions for the treatment of femoral bone loss associated with an open fracture IIIB Gustilo Andersonin a polytrauma that includes floating knee (GF) Fraser IIB from damage control orthopedics to final treatment. Case Report: The patient was treated with an external fixator femorotibial bridge after extensive cleaning and debridement of open fractures. After 17-day post-trauma, we substitute the fixator with a less invasive stabilization system plate and screws with contralateral allograft bone strut.3months after the first surgery, the patient underwent surgery for the intramedullary nailing of the tibia. The follow-up was clinical using the knee injury and osteoarthritis outcome score (KOOS), short form 12 health survey (SF-12) for the quality of life, and radiological at 1–3–6–12–18–24–36 months. The patient walked with partial load up until the 6months after injury and then began a progression to a total load. At 24-months post surgery, the patient had both the KOOS and SF-12 at 100 points. Conclusion: Not all Fraser IIB are equal, the timing of treatment should be discussed case by case. The surgical sequence should be respected: First, the fixation of the femur, and then, the stabilization of the tibia, taking into account the condition of the skin, eventual exposure or the eventual level of sub-amputation of the limb. The clinical and radiographic results show how efficient damage can lay the foundations for an excellent definitive treatment.
|Titolo:||The Challenges of the Femoral Bone Loss in the Management of the Floating Knee IIB According Fraser: A Case Report|
|Citazione:||Carta, S., Riva, A., Fortina, M., Colasanti, G.B., & Meccariello, L. (2018). The Challenges of the Femoral Bone Loss in the Management of the Floating Knee IIB According Fraser: A Case Report. JOURNAL OF ORTHOPAEDIC CASE REPORTS, 8(1), 3-7.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|