Periprosthetic fractures of the femur

Journal Article (Review;Journal)

Periprosthetic fractures of the femur after total hip arthroplasty are challenging to the orthopaedic surgeon. Location of the fracture and stability of the implant are the keys to their treatment. Fractures proximal to the tip of the stem, around a loose component, should be treated with a long stem revision. Fractions distal to a well-fixed component should be treated with extramedullary plate fixation using screws and cerclage wires.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Freund, EMN; Thomason, HC; Kelley, SS

Published Date

  • January 1, 1999

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 14 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 115 - 119

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0885-9698

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00013611-199906000-00006

Citation Source

  • Scopus