Late fracture of the femur following perforation during hip arthroplasty. A report of 2 cases

Acta Orthop Scand. 1988 Jun;59(3):331-2. doi: 10.3109/17453678809149377.


Two women in their seventies sustained a perforation of the femoral shaft during a total hip replacement without trochanteric osteotomy. They both had late fractures from minor trauma 7 and 12 months postoperatively. Immediate revision followed by 3-6 months of external support should be considered in patients with peroperative femoral perforation with cement leakage.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Female
  • Femoral Fractures / diagnostic imaging
  • Femoral Fractures / etiology*
  • Femoral Fractures / surgery
  • Femur / injuries*
  • Hip Prosthesis / adverse effects*
  • Humans
  • Intraoperative Complications
  • Radiography