The Journal of Arthroplasty, Volume 27, Issue 3, 494.e1 - 494.e3

Treatment of Periprosthetic Fractures Around Hip Resurfacings With Cephalomedullary Nails

Peskun, Christopher J. et al.

We describe 2 cases of proximal femoral fractures, 1 intertrochanteric and 1 subtrochanteric, distal to hip resurfacing implants that were managed successfully via internal fixation with trochanteric start point cephalomedullary nails. Both patients had pain-free, well-functioning implants with radiographically healed fractures at their 1-year follow-up. This novel approach offers several advantages over previously described techniques for these rare and difficult-to-treat fractures.

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