Fracture of the greater trochanter after hip replacement.

  title={Fracture of the greater trochanter after hip replacement.},
  author={James W. Pritchett},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
Fracture of the femur is one of the common complications of hip replacement surgery. Five percent of femur fractures involve just the greater trochanter. This series consisted of 21 women and nine men with fractures of just the greater trochanter after total or partial hip replacement. The fracture was displaced 2.5 cm or less in 90% of patients. Only three (10%) patients had an increase in the amount of displacement more than 2 months after the fracture was recognized. The direction of… CONTINUE READING


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