[Periprosthetic fractures in patients with rheumatoid arthritis].

  title={[Periprosthetic fractures in patients with rheumatoid arthritis].},
  author={G{\'e}za Pap and Hans Wolfram Neumann},
  journal={Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie},
  volume={66 1},
  pages={20, 22-7}
Postoperative periprosthetic fracture is a rare but serious complication after joint replacement surgery. Due to poor bone quality, multiple joint involvement with the replacement of different joints and considerable comorbidity, the presence of rheumatoid arthritis is associated with a high risk of periprosthetic fractures. For the same reasons, periprosthetic fractures in patients with rheumatoid arthritis can be very difficult to treat, and their management often requires an… CONTINUE READING