Treatment of Interprosthetic Fractures of the Femur


Hou Z., Moore B., Bowen T. R. , Irgit K. S. , Matzko M. E. , Strohecker K. A. , ...More

JOURNAL OF TRAUMA-INJURY INFECTION AND CRITICAL CARE, vol.71, no.6, pp.1715-1719, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 71 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/ta.0b013e31821dd9f1
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF TRAUMA-INJURY INFECTION AND CRITICAL CARE
  • Page Numbers: pp.1715-1719

Abstract

Background: The treatment of interprosthetic femoral fractures is challenging because of several factors. Poor bone stock, advanced age, potential prosthetic instability, and limited fracture fixation options both proximally and distally can complicate standard femur fracture treatment procedures. The purpose of this report was to describe our experience treating interprosthetic femoral fractures, providing an emphasis on treatment principles and specific intraoperative management.