Osteoporotic periprosthetic fractures of the femur in elderly patients: outcome after fixation with the LISS plate.

@article{Anakwe2008OsteoporoticPF,
  title={Osteoporotic periprosthetic fractures of the femur in elderly patients: outcome after fixation with the LISS plate.},
  author={Raymond E B Anakwe and Stuart A. Aitken and Lukman Ahmed Kashif Khan},
  journal={Injury},
  year={2008},
  volume={39 10},
  pages={1191-7}
}
Longer patient survival and the extension of joint arthroplasty to older patients means that osteoporotic fractures of the femur are often associated with joint implants. This poses a significant trauma work load. This problem is likely to increase over time. The management of these periprosthetic fractures may be difficult and strategies are not universally agreed. Revision arthroplasty, single or double plate fixation with or without augmentation with methylmethacrylate or bone grafting, are… CONTINUE READING

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