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Could the entire femur bone be replaced along with a total knee replacement?

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Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Barry Waldman
Dr. Barry Waldman
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Dr. Gwo-Chin Lee
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Gwo-Chin Lee
Dr. Gwo-Chin Lee
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Dr. David Fisher
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. David Fisher
Dr. David Fisher
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