Locked Plating of Periprosthetic Femur Fractures Above Total Knee Arthroplasty

Hou Z., Bowen T. R. , Irgit K. S. , Strohecker K., Matzko M. E. , Widmaier J., ...Daha Fazla

JOURNAL OF ORTHOPAEDIC TRAUMA, cilt.26, sa.7, ss.427-432, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 26 Konu: 7
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1097/bot.0b013e31822c050b
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.427-432


Background: Fractures of the femur above a total knee arthroplasty (TKA) are becoming increasingly common in the osteoporotic, aging populations of developed countries. Treatment of these fractures is complicated by the presence of a knee prosthesis, frequently limiting the bone available for distal fracture fixation. The recent application of minimally invasive surgical techniques and locked plate technology to this problem offers the promise of stable, fixed-angle fixation of small distal fracture fragments with limited surgical exposure. The purpose of this study is to report the clinical and radiographic outcomes of fracture fixation using this technique in patients with periprosthetic femur fractures above TKA.