Distally fixed scaffold technique for the management of Vancouver B3 periprosthetic fractures.

@article{Richards2008DistallyFS,
  title={Distally fixed scaffold technique for the management of Vancouver B3 periprosthetic fractures.},
  author={Corey J Richards and Clive P. Duncan},
  journal={Orthopedics},
  year={2008},
  volume={31 9},
  pages={905-6}
}
Periprosthetic femoral fractures with associated severe bone loss are challenging problems to treat. High failure rates are reported throughout the literature for the various surgical options. The novel distally fixed scaffold technique is a rapid procedure with reduced blood loss and high versatility that allows early mobilization. Early results have been promising, but further long-term data are required.