Fractures of the greater trochanter following total hip replacement.

  title={Fractures of the greater trochanter following total hip replacement.},
  author={Ole-Christian L Brun and Lukas Maansson},
  journal={Hip international : the journal of clinical and experimental research on hip pathology and therapy},
  volume={23 2},
We studied the incidence of greater trochanteric fractures at our department following THR. In all we examined 911 patients retrospectively and found the occurance of a greater trochanteric fracture to be 3%. Patients with fractures had significantly poorer outcome on Oxford Hip score, Pain VAS, Satisfaction VAS and EQ-5D compared to THR without fractures. Greater trochanteric fracture following THR is one of the most common complications following THR. It has previously been thought to have… CONTINUE READING