Positioning for primary and revision total knee arthroplasty in patients with ipsilateral below knee amputation requires special consideration. Prior case reports have described various strategies, each having their own limitations. Here we describe a novel technique flexing the amputated extremity over a radiolucent triangle. All equipment for this technique is readily available in most operating rooms and does not require the need for a second assistant to help stabilize the extremity during the procedure.
Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Rehabilitation, University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Oklahoma City, OK
This project was supported by an unrestricted grant from KCI, an Acelity company.
The authors declare that they have nothing to disclose.
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