Locking compression plates for the treatment of periprosthetic femoral fractures around well-fixed total hip and knee implants.

@article{Wood2011LockingCP,
  title={Locking compression plates for the treatment of periprosthetic femoral fractures around well-fixed total hip and knee implants.},
  author={G. A. Wood and Doug R Naudie and James McAuley and Richard W. McCalden},
  journal={The Journal of arthroplasty},
  year={2011},
  volume={26 6},
  pages={886-92}
}
There are currently few published studies examining the use of locking compression plates for the treatment of periprosthetic femoral fractures. Fifteen total hip or knee arthroplasty patients with 16 Vancouver type B1 and C fractures with an average age of 76 years were fixed and followed clinically and radiographically for 2 years. Fourteen patients achieved radiographic union by 6 months, and 13 patients were ambulatory by 6 months. There were no intraoperative complications. In summary… CONTINUE READING