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54. Jahrestagung der Norddeutschen Orthopädenvereinigung e. V.

Norddeutsche Orthopädenvereinigung

16.06. bis 18.06.2005, Hamburg

Total knee arthroplasty after war injury

Meeting Abstract

  • corresponding author I. Gavrankapetanovic - University Clinical Center, Clinic for Orthopaedic and Traumatology, Sarajevo
  • F. Gavrankapetanovic - Sarajevo
  • S. Becirbegovic - Sarajevo

Norddeutsche Orthopädenvereinigung. 54. Jahrestagung der Norddeutschen Orthopädenvereinigung e.V.. Hamburg, 16.-18.06.2005. Düsseldorf, Köln: German Medical Science; 2005. Doc05novEP68

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Published: June 13, 2005

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We present 7 patients with posttraumatic arthrosis of the knee caused by hit of high kinetic energy profile. All patients undervent total knee replacement after suffering great abount of pain. Knee sys NEX - Gen was implanted.

Patients and methods

7 patients, 4 male and 3 female whome have been hit by granate shell during 4 years of siege of Sarajevo developed grade IV posttraumatic gonarthrosis and undervent to total knee replacement.

After procedure speciment was send to pahtologist and to microbiology accesement. Patients were followe for 4 years. We analised Knee Sociaety Score, preoperatively , aftersurgery, 1 year after surgey and 4 years after surgery. We used original data sheet and software.


We did not have any case of infection nor local or sistematic. Clear emprouvement of function allong with quality of life after surgery.


Presented operative protocole open new possibilities for endoprosthesis surgery and prove that implantation of knee in patients with grade IV arthrosis caused by war injury open new perspectives.