By Dr. Madan Mohan Reddy
Senior Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon
Apollo Hospitals, Chennai
67 year old female patient came to Apollo Hospitals Chennai, complaining of knee pain and difficulty in walking. She had a history of trauma 16 years back which was treated with a cast and immobilization. She was evaluated with an X-ray and blood tests. Her standing knee X-ray showed mal united fracture distal femur with severe Osteoarthritis. She was taken up for Total Knee Replacement. Intra operatively it showed a non-union fracture distal femur. The fracture was then fixed and a Total knee Replacement was done. Patient was started on partial weight bearing walking from the next day and full weight bearing after 3 weeks.