Mortality after periprosthetic fracture of the femur.

  title={Mortality after periprosthetic fracture of the femur.},
  author={Timothy Bhattacharyya and Denis Chang and James B. Meigs and Daniel M. Estok and Henrik Malchau},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  volume={89 12},
BACKGROUND Management of periprosthetic femoral fractures is often complex, and few studies have documented its associated mortality. METHODS We retrospectively identified from our trauma and surgical registries 106 patients who underwent surgery for a periprosthetic femoral fracture. We then identified a contemporaneous age and sex-matched control cohort of 309 patients who had a hip fracture (femoral neck or intertrochanteric) and 311 patients who underwent primary hip or knee replacement… CONTINUE READING
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