Bone Joint J 2014;96-B:713–16.

The Unified Classification System (UCS): improving our understanding of periprosthetic fractures

C. P. Duncan, F. S. Haddad
Ankle Elbow Hip Knee Shoulder Wrist

Periprosthetic fractures are an increasingly common complication following joint replacement. The principles which underpin their evaluation and treatment are common across the musculoskeletal system. The Unified Classification System proposes a rational approach to treatment, regardless of the bone that is broken or the joint involved.

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