Femoral shaft fractures after cemented total hip arthroplasty

Int Orthop. 1992;16(1):97-100. doi: 10.1007/BF00182995.

Abstract

Thirty-seven femoral shaft fractures occurred in 2360 cemented hip arthroplasties carried out between 1971 and 1989 at varying intervals after operation (average 3.7 years). Three types of fracture were recognised and treatment depended on the type, as did the prognosis. Good results were obtained in 70% of the cases.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Female
  • Femoral Fractures / classification
  • Femoral Fractures / diagnostic imaging
  • Femoral Fractures / etiology*
  • Hip Prosthesis / adverse effects*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Osteoarthritis, Hip / surgery
  • Radiography
  • Reoperation