A 38-year-old member asked:
could the entire femur bone be replaced along with a total knee replacement?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Barry Waldman answered
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Replacing the entire femur can be done, but it is rarely needed. Only patients with extensive cancer or many failed operations on the femur, might need it replaced completely.
Answered on Jul 18, 2017
Dr. Gwo-Chin Lee answered
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Rarely, in cases when there are no other limb salvage options, a total femoral replacement which is a hip joint joined by a segmental metal femur and capped by a hinged knee replacement can be performed.
Answered on May 26, 2016
Dr. David Fisher answered
38 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
In certain cases: There are total femur implants that include hip and knee replacements with a metal femur. These are used for unusual cases such as tumors or severe femoral bone destruction.
Answered on Feb 27, 2018
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