Periprosthetic femoral fractures above total knee replacements.

@article{Su2004PeriprostheticFF,
  title={Periprosthetic femoral fractures above total knee replacements.},
  author={Edward T Su and Hargovind Dewal and Paul E. Di Cesare},
  journal={The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons},
  year={2004},
  volume={12 1},
  pages={
          12-20
        }
}
Periprosthetic femoral fractures above total knee replacements can be managed by a variety of methods, including casting, open reduction and internal fixation, external fixation, or revision arthroplasty. Because no single method has emerged as the optimal choice for all such fractures, it is important to understand which options are appropriate for each fracture pattern. Early classification systems focused on displacement as a major indication for either surgical or nonsurgical management… CONTINUE READING
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