Periprosthetic fractures in the resurfaced hip-A case report and review of the literature

Adelaide and Meath Hospital, Dublin, Ireland. Electronic address: .
Injury (Impact Factor: 2.14). 10/2012; 44(2). DOI: 10.1016/j.injury.2012.09.004
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Traumatic periprosthetic fractures adjacent a hip resurfacing prosthesis are rare. When proximal fractures are encountered the obvious surgical solution is to revise to a large head stemmed femoral component. A previously well functioning implant may however be retained as various non-operative and operative treatment options exist. This paper reports the case history of a traumatic periprosthetic fracture successfully treated with cannulated screw fixation and reviews the current literature.

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