Periprosthetic fracture

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.

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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rID: 49512
Tags: ortho, cases, refs
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