Impact of intraprosthetic drilling on the strength of the femoral stem in periprosthetic fractures: A finite element investigation.

@article{Brand2016ImpactOI,
  title={Impact of intraprosthetic drilling on the strength of the femoral stem in periprosthetic fractures: A finite element investigation.},
  author={Stephan Brand and Michael Bauer and Maximilian Petri and Julian Schrader and Hans J{\"u}rgen Maier and Christian Krettek and Thomas Hassel},
  journal={Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of engineering in medicine},
  year={2016},
  volume={230 7},
  pages={675-81}
}
Treatment of periprosthetic femur fractures after total hip arthroplasty remains a major challenge in orthopedic surgery. Recently, a novel surgical technique using intraprosthetic screw fixation has been suggested. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the influence of drilling the femoral hip stem on integrity and strength of the implant. The… CONTINUE READING