Periprosthetic Vancouver type B1 and C fractures treated by locking-plate osteosynthesis: fracture union and reoperations in 60 consecutive fractures

Lonnie Froberg, Anders Troelsen, Michael Brix

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Abstract

Historically, the treatment of periprosthetic femoral fractures (PFFs) has been associated with a high frequency of complications and reoperations. The preferred treatment is internal fixation, a revision of the femoral stem, or a combination of both. An improved understanding of plate use during internal fixation, and the introduction of locking-plate osteosynthesis may lead to improved outcome. We evaluated the outcome of Vancouver type B1 and C PFFs treated by locking-plate osteosynthesis, by assessing rates of fracture union and reoperations and by analyzing failure cases.
Original languageEnglish
JournalActa Orthopaedica
Volume83
Issue number6
Pages (from-to)648-52
Number of pages5
ISSN1745-3674
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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