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A Case Study of Periprosthetic Femur Fracture and Internal Fixation

Author(s): Ariful Haque, Ganxuewen, Tong Wu, Zhang Long, Xiong Ying

Periprosthetic fractures are considered fractures which are associated with an orthopaedic implant. The World wide incidence of Periprosthtic fractures are increasing due to increased number of primary joint arthoplasties and other revision surgeries. Periprosthetic femoral fracture can be classified as intraoperative & post-operative fracture. The intraoperative periprosthetic fractures usually occur during the insertion of the femoral stem, often preceded by an area of increased cortical thickness, But acetabular involvement is uncommon.

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