Preliminary testing of a novel bilateral plating technique for treating periprosthetic fractures of the distal femur.

@article{Muizelaar2015PreliminaryTO,
  title={Preliminary testing of a novel bilateral plating technique for treating periprosthetic fractures of the distal femur.},
  author={Aaron Muizelaar and Mitchell J Winemaker and Cheryl E. Quenneville and Gregory R. Wohl},
  journal={Clinical biomechanics},
  year={2015},
  volume={30 9},
  pages={921-6}
}
BACKGROUND Current stabilization methods for periprosthetic fractures of the distal femur are inadequate in achieving fracture fixation, with complication rates as high as 29%. A major contributor to poor outcomes is that these methods rely only on screw purchase in the bone to maintain fracture reduction. We designed, manufactured and evaluated a novel… CONTINUE READING