Periprosthetic fracture

Dr Balint Botz and Dr Henry Knipe et al.

Periprosthetic fractures can occur around any joint replacement and commonly occur around knee and hip arthroplasties.


Periprosthetic fractures complicate around 1% of total hip arthroplasties and ~1.5% of total knee arthroplasties 1,2.

Radiographic features

They can be difficult to diagnose, with metalware potentially obscuring the fracture on x-ray or creating extensive artifact on CT. 

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