Periprosthetic femoral fractures: outcome after treatment with LISS internal fixation or stem replacement in 36 patients.

@article{Mller2009PeriprostheticFF,
  title={Periprosthetic femoral fractures: outcome after treatment with LISS internal fixation or stem replacement in 36 patients.},
  author={Michael M{\"u}ller and Max J Kaeaeb and Stephan V Tohtz and N. P. Haas and Carsten Perka},
  journal={Acta orthopaedica Belgica},
  year={2009},
  volume={75 6},
  pages={776-83}
}
Periprosthetic fractures of the femur present a challenging surgical problem. The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcome of periprosthetic femoral fractures (PFF) which were treated with internal fixation or stem revision. Depending on the fracture type in the Duncan-Vancouver-Classification, 42 patients with PFF were treated either with a Fixateur interne (n = 23) in cases with type B1 or C fractures, or with stem revision (n = 19) in cases with type B2/B3 fractures. Follow-up rate was… CONTINUE READING