Oxford unicompartmental knee arthroplasty has been used as a good alternative for medial unicompartmental osteoarthritis due to its association with early rehabilitation and a low rate of intraoperative complications. This case describes a rare complication during the procedure of an intraoperative fracture of the medial condyle that was treated with osteosynthesis with 6.5 mm cannulated screws and a compression technique. The patient followed a non-weight-bearing protocol for 6 weeks and reached full range of motion at 3 months. Complete radiological fusion and good functional outcome were observed. Intraoperative fractures can benefit from stable osteosynthesis that allows free range of motion and does not jeopardise the final surgical result.
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Contributors ZA and DS wrote the manuscript with support from RC, DF and GE. All authors discussed the case and contributed to the final manuscript.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.
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