Fracture of the femur in revision hip arthroplasty with a fully porous-coated component.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Fifty-four consecutive femoral component revisions with uncemented fully porous-coated stems were retrospectively reviewed for the prevalence of intraoperative fracture. Fracture of the femoral diaphysis occurred during insertion of a curved stem in 8 (15%) hips. One additional distal fracture of the femur occurred during exposure of the hip. All fractures occurred with a curved femoral stem. Treatment for intraoperative fractures included open reduction and internal fixation with cortical strut grafts and cables followed by protected weight bearing. This was successful in 6 hips. Even with the use of a curved stem, we report a high prevalence of intraoperative fracture of the femur in revision hip arthroplasty.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Chappell, JD; Lachiewicz, PF

Published Date

  • February 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 20 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 234 - 238

PubMed ID

  • 15902863

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0883-5403

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.arth.2004.10.013


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States