[Treatment of periprosthetic and peri-implant fractures : modern plate osteosynthesis procedures]

Unfallchirurg. 2012 Nov;115(11):1009-21. doi: 10.1007/s00113-012-2317-6.
[Article in German]


Periprosthetic fractures are increasing not only due to the demographic development with high life expectancy, the increase in osteoporosis and increased prosthesis implantation but also due to increased activity of the elderly population. The therapeutic algorithms are manifold but general valid rules for severe fractures are not available. The most commonly occurring periprosthetic fractures are proximal and distal femoral fractures but in the clinical routine fractures of the tibial head, ankle, shoulder, elbow and on the borders to other implants (peri-implant fractures) and complex interprosthetic fractures are being seen increasingly more. It is to be expected that in the mid-term further options, such as cement augmentation of cannulated polyaxial locking screws will extend the portfolio of implants for treatment of periprosthetic fractures. The aim of this review article is to present the new procedures for osteosynthesis of periprosthetic fractures.

Publication types

  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Bone Plates*
  • Fracture Fixation, Internal / instrumentation*
  • Fracture Fixation, Internal / methods*
  • Fractures, Bone / etiology*
  • Fractures, Bone / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Joint Prosthesis / adverse effects*