Total knee replacement in an amputee patient: A case report

Paul F. Pasquina*, Erik Dahl

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Osteoarthritis is the most prevalent and more disabling of the rheumatic diseases. One of the most effective forms of treatment of severe osteoarthritis is total joint arthroplasty. Although studies suggest that the incidence of osteoarthritis is higher in prosthetic users, research supporting total joint arthroplasty as an option for treating amputee patients with advanced osteoarthritis is lacking. We report the case of a 76- year-old man with right transtibial amputation who had an excellent outcome after undergoing bilateral total knee replacements for advanced osteoarthritis. (C) 2000 by the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine and the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)824-826
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2000
Externally publishedYes


  • Amputation
  • Arthroplasty, replacement, knee
  • Osteoarthritis, knee
  • Rehabilitation


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