Sanjeev Patila, Bassam A. Masri, a, and Clive P. Duncana
aUniversity of British Columbia, Department of Orthopaedics, Division of Adult Reconstruction & Oncology, Room 3114, 910 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, Canada V5Z 4E3
Periprosthetic fractures are increasing in number and complexity. Appropriate precautions should be taken to prevent these fractures. A systematic approach is needed in the form of detailed assessment of the fracture, stability of the implant and the available bone stock for planning an appropriate treatment. The treatment options described in this article can be used as a framework for making the right surgical decision regarding appropriate method of reconstruction to ensure optimum result.
Current Orthopaedics. Volume 20, Issue 3 , June 2006, Pages 179-191.