Periprosthetic fractures of the femur after total knee arthroplasty

J Orthop Traumatol. 2010 Sep;11(3):135-41. doi: 10.1007/s10195-010-0099-6. Epub 2010 Jul 27.

Abstract

Periprosthetic fracture following total knee arthroplasty is a potentially serious complication. This injury can involve the distal femur, proximal tibia or the patella. This review article analyzes the prevalence, risk factors, classification and treatment options for periprosthetic fractures of the femur.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Arthroplasty, Replacement, Knee / adverse effects*
  • Arthroplasty, Replacement, Knee / methods
  • Biomechanical Phenomena
  • Bone Plates
  • Female
  • Femoral Fractures / diagnostic imaging
  • Femoral Fractures / etiology
  • Femoral Fractures / surgery*
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Fracture Fixation, Internal / instrumentation
  • Fracture Fixation, Internal / methods*
  • Fracture Fixation, Intramedullary / instrumentation
  • Fracture Fixation, Intramedullary / methods*
  • Fracture Healing / physiology
  • Humans
  • Knee Joint / physiopathology
  • Knee Joint / surgery
  • Knee Prosthesis*
  • Male
  • Periprosthetic Fractures / diagnostic imaging
  • Periprosthetic Fractures / etiology
  • Periprosthetic Fractures / surgery*
  • Prosthesis Failure
  • Radiography
  • Recovery of Function
  • Risk Assessment
  • Time Factors
  • Transplantation, Homologous
  • Treatment Outcome