Journal article

Operation rate is more than double the revision rate for periprosthetic femur fractures

Harry Constantin, Michael Le, Richard de Steiger, Ian A Harris

ANZ JOURNAL OF SURGERY | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Periprosthetic femur fractures (PFFs) following hip arthroplasty can lead to significant morbidity due to their impact on mobility and the need for surgery. Its incidence often measured by the prosthesis revision rate reported in joint replacement registries. However, many PFFs are also treated with prosthesis retention and internal fixation. Minimally displaced and stable fractures may be treated without surgery. Knowledge of the difference between the number of femoral revisions for PFF (well reported in registries) and the number of surgeries for PFF overall would allow us to estimate the overall surgical burden. This study aims to determine the number of post-operative PFF in..

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