Periprosthetic femoral fracture: Vancouver type b2

Case contributed by Dr Guillermo Ropero Luis


An obese 75 years old woman is admitted to the E.R. with pain in the right hip after falling at home. She had a total right hip replacement 15 years before.

Patient Data

Age: 75 years
Gender: Female

Vancouver type B2 periprosthetic femur fracture of the right hip.


X-ray 1 year earlier

Total right hip replacement, one year before the admission.

Case Discussion

A hip traction (3 kg) was placed and the patient was scheduled for surgery.

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Case information

rID: 27580
Published: 10th Feb 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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