Locking attachment plate fixation around a well-fixed stem in periprosthetic femoral shaft fractures

Locking attachment plate fixation around a well-fixed stem in periprosthetic femoral shaft fractures Arch Orthop Trauma Surg (2017) 137:1193–1200 DOI 10.1007/s00402-017-2745-4 ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY Locking attachment plate fixation around a well-fixed stem in periprosthetic femoral shaft fractures 2 1 2 1 • • • • Min Bom Kim Jae-Woo Cho Young Ho Lee Won-Yong Shon 2 3 1 • • Jung Wee Park Jinil Kim Jong-Keon Oh Received: 5 February 2017 / Published online: 8 July 2017 Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany 2017 Abstract part with an underlying stem was fixed using 3.5-mm Introduction Periprosthetic fractures are difficult to man- locking screws through the LAP instead of cables. Post- age. Plating technique has been considered a reliable form operatively, patients were managed using general princi- of management of periprosthetic fractures with a well-fixed ples for femoral shaft fractures. stem, but a dependable and stable method of plate fixation Results Average follow-up was 16 months (range to the bone is lacking. This study reports the clinical results 12–36 months). All cases achieved fracture healing with- using a locking attachment plate (LAP) instead of cable out loss of reduction. There were no cases of implant fixation to fix locking plates to a periprosthetic femoral breakage or stem loosening at final follow-up. The average shaft fracture. number of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery Springer Journals

Locking attachment plate fixation around a well-fixed stem in periprosthetic femoral shaft fractures

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Publisher
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 by Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Orthopedics
ISSN
0936-8051
eISSN
1434-3916
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00402-017-2745-4
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