1 Orthopaedics, Department of Clinical Research, Det Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet, SDU2 Institut for Klinisk Medicin - Ortopædkirurgisk Afdeling E, THG3 unknown4 Orthopaedics, Department of Clinical Research, Det Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet, SDU
fracture union and reoperations in 60 consecutive fractures
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.