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Periprosthetic Fracture

Jennifer Kurowicki, Enesi Momoh, Jonathan C Levy
Periprosthetic humerus fractures are relatively uncommon occurrence that can be difficult to manage nonoperatively. Locking plate technology has enhanced the surgical management of these fractures. However, adequate fixation around the stem remains of some concern. We describe an osteosynthesis technique using a locking plate utilizing eccentrically placed screw holes to place "skive screws" in the proximal end of the plate to achieve fixation around the stem of the implant. A clinical series of 5 consecutive patients treated with this technique is presented with an average follow-up of 29 months (range, 12-48)...
November 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
Xavier Flecher, Benjamin Appy, Sébastien Parratte, Matthieu Ollivier, Jean-Noel Argenson
INTRODUCTION: Recent studies have reported short-term favourable results of tantalum-made components in acetabular revisions with bone loss. However, there is a lack of information regarding the mid to long-term results of such components. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to analyse the outcome and survivorship of acetabular revision hip arthroplasty using tantalum components for loosening associated with bone loss at a minimum of five-year follow-up...
October 21, 2016: International Orthopaedics
Ida Leah Gitajn, Marilyn Heng, Michael J Weaver, Natalie Casemyr, Collin May, Mark S Vrahas, Mitchel B Harris
OBJECTIVES: The goals of this study are to evaluate mortality after Vancouver B periprosthetic fractures and determine predictors of mortality; compare mortality among patients with loose femoral stems treated with revision arthroplasty versus fixation alone; compare mortality among patients with radiographically "indeterminate" fractures treated with revision or fixation; evaluate the rate of return to surgery for patients who underwent revision compared to fixation. DESIGN: Retrospective study SETTING:: Three academic level 1 trauma centersPatients/Participants: 203 patients treated for Vancouver B periprosthetic fractures INTERVENTION:: N/A MAIN OUTCOME MEASUREMENTS:: The primary outcome measure was mortality...
October 1, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
Mette H Hjorth, Maiken Stilling, Kjeld Søballe, Poul Torben Nielsen, Poul H Christensen, Søren Kold
Background and purpose - Short-term experimental studies have confirmed that there is superior fixation of cementless implants inserted with compaction compared to broaching of the cancellous bone. Patients and methods - 1-stage, bilateral primary THA was performed in 28 patients between May 2001 and September 2007. The patients were randomized to femoral bone preparation with broaching on 1 side and compaction on the other side. 8 patients declined to attend the postoperative follow-up, leaving 20 patients (13 male) with a mean age of 58 (36-70) years for evaluation...
October 19, 2016: Acta Orthopaedica
Kiran C Mahabier, Esther M M Van Lieshout, Boyd C Van Der Schaaf, Gert R Roukema, Bas J Punt, Michael H J Verhofstad, Dennis Den Hartog
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to determine inter-observer reliability and intra-observer reproducibility of the OTA/AO classification for humeral shaft fractures, and to evaluate differences between fracture types, fracture groups, and surgical specializations. METHODS: 30 observers (25 orthopedic trauma surgeons and five general orthopedic surgeons) independently classified 90 humeral shaft fractures according to the OTA/AO classification. Patients of 16 years and older were included...
October 13, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
Mark Lenz, Karl Stoffel, Heike Kielstein, Keith Mayo, Gunther O Hofmann, Boyko Gueorguiev
INTRODUCTION: Proximal plate fixation in periprosthetic femur fractures can be improved by plate anchorage in the greater trochanter (lateral tension band principle) or bicortical locking screw placement beside the prosthesis stem in an embracement configuration. Both concepts were compared in a biomechanical test using a femoral hook plate (hook) or a locking attachment plate (LAP). METHODS: After bone mineral density (BMD) measurement in the greater trochanter, six pairs of fresh frozen human femora were assigned to two groups and instrumented with cemented hip endoprostheses...
September 30, 2016: Injury
A J Schreiner, F Stuby, P M de Zwart, B G Ochs
In contrast to periprosthetic fractures of the femur, periprosthetic fractures of the acetabulum are rare complications - both primary fractures and fractures in revision surgery. This topic is largely under-reported in the literature; there are a few case reports and no long term results. Due to an increase in life expectancy, the level of patients' activity and the number of primary joint replacements, one has to expect a rise in periprosthetic complications in general and periprosthetic acetabular fractures in particular...
October 6, 2016: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
Karim Masmoudi, Yamen Grissa, Sofien Benzarti, Hassen Cheikhrouhou, Zied Mensi
INTRODUCTION: Periprosthetic patellar fracture after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is a rare complication. Their management can be very challenging with unpredictable results. Literature analysis showed few articles about this complication, but no publication has described the management of open patella fracture around total knee arthroplasty. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a unique case of an open patellar fracture above a total knee arthroplasty, sustained by a 56-year-old female patient...
April 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
J Palan, M C Smith, P Gregg, S Mellon, A Kulkarni, K Tucker, A W Blom, D W Murray, H Pandit
AIMS: Periprosthetic fracture (PF) after primary total hip arthroplasty (THA) is an uncommon but potentially devastating complication. This study aims to investigate the influence of cemented stem designs on the risk of needing a revision for a PF. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We analysed data on 257 202 primary THAs with cemented stems and 390 linked first revisions for PF recorded in the National Joint Registry (NJR) of England, Wales and Northern Ireland to determine if a cemented femoral stem brand was associated with the risk of having revision for a PF after primary THA...
October 2016: Bone & Joint Journal
José Cordero, Alfonso Maldonado, Sergio Iborra
PURPOSE: Analysis of significant risk factors for mortality and for medical and orthopaedic complications. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Observational study of a prospective consecutive cohort of 697 patients diagnosed of hip fracture from December 2012 to December 2014. Average age was 85±9years and 520 were female (75%). Intracapsular fractures (308, 44%) were treated non-operatively, (19 patients), with cannulated screws (58) or with hip arthroplasty (228 bipolar, 3 total hip atrhoplasty)...
September 2016: Injury
Ahmed El-Bakoury, Hazem Hosny, Mark Williams, Jonathan Keenan, Rathan Yarlagadda
BACKGROUND: Periprosthetic fracture following total hip arthroplasty is a significant problem faced by hip surgeons, and its management in elderly patients remains a considerable challenge. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 28 Vancouver B2 and B3 periprosthetic femoral fractures (PFF) treated with revision of the femoral stems by distally locked, hydroxyapatite-coated uncemented stems (Cannulok). Patients were aged 75 years or older at the time of surgery. RESULTS: The mean follow-up was 44...
August 12, 2016: Journal of Arthroplasty
J-F Huang, J-J Chen, J-J Shen, W-X Du, F-C Liu, P-J Tong
The Unified Classification System has expanded and updated the Vancouver Classification System and applied treatment principles to all periprosthetic fractures. This study assessed the reliability and validity of the Unified Classification System for femur fractures after hip arthroplasty. Thirty-eight radiographs were finally evaluated by 6 observers, 3 consultants and 3 trainees. Each observer read the radiographs on 2 separate occasions, independently, at least 2 weeks apart. Interobserver and intraobserver agreement and validity were analyzed, using weighted κ statistics...
August 2016: Acta Orthopaedica Belgica
Marcelo B P Siqueira, Paul Jacob, John McLaughlin, Alison K Klika, Robert Molloy, Carlos A Higuera, Wael K Barsoum
The purpose of this study was to estimate the survivorship of the varus-valgus constrained (VVC) knee implants in primary, aseptic, and septic revision total knee arthroplasty (TKA); determine functional outcomes; main modes of failure; and variables associated with increased mechanical failures. In this study, 685 consecutive cases of primary (n = 247), aseptic (n = 315), and septic revision (n = 123) TKAs with VVC implants were performed between 1999 and 2008; 533 knees (78%) had a mean follow-up of 8...
September 28, 2016: Journal of Knee Surgery
Patrick Goetti, Nicolas Gallusser, Olivier Borens
Diabetic osteoarthropathy is a rare cause of neuropathic joint disease of the knee; bilateral involvement is even more exceptional. Diagnosis is often made late due to its unspecific symptoms and appropriate surgical management still needs to be defined, due to lack of evidence because of the disease's low incidence. We report the case of a forty-year-old woman with history of diabetes type I who developed bilateral destructive Charcot knee arthropathy. Bilateral total knee arthroplasty was performed in order to achieve maximal functional outcome...
2016: Case Reports in Orthopedics
Sajad Arabnejad, Burnett Johnston, Michael Tanzer, Damiano Pasini
Current hip replacement femoral implants are made of fully solid materials which all have stiffness considerably higher than that of bone. This mechanical mismatch can cause significant bone resorption secondary to stress shielding, which can lead to serious complications such as peri-prosthetic fracture during or after revision surgery. In this work, a high strength fully porous material with tunable mechanical properties is introduced for use in hip replacement design. The implant macro geometry is based off of a short stem taper-wedge implant compatible with minimally invasive hip replacement surgery...
September 24, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
Kamilcan Oflazoglu, Nienke Koenrades, Matthijs P Somford, Michel P J van den Bekerom
The objective of this study was to make an overview that can be useful in determining which type and brand of prosthesis a patient has when visiting the emergency department or outpatient clinic with a periprosthetic fracture, dislocation, or implant failure. The commonly used prostheses in Europe are opted for this list. The radiographs used for this list are obtained either from the company or from our own patients. This list contains the Coonrad/Morrey total elbow prosthesis, the Nexel total elbow prosthesis, the GSB III Elbow Prosthesis, the iBP Total Elbow System, the Discovery Elbow System, the NESimplavit Elbow System, the Latitude Elbow prosthesis, the Solar Elbow, and the Souter-Strathclyde total elbow...
September 23, 2016: Strategies in Trauma and Limb Reconstruction
Nicholas F Matlovich, Brent A Lanting, Edward M Vasarhelyi, Douglas D Naudie, Richard W McCalden, James L Howard
BACKGROUND: Fracture location is an important consideration in managing supracondylar periprosthetic femur fractures. The outcomes of locked plating and intramedullary (IM) nail fixation were therefore compared based on fracture location, being above or at/below the total knee arthroplasty (TKA) flange. METHODS: Fifty-seven patients were identified from surgical records as being treated for supracondylar periprosthetic femur fracture with either a locking plate (n = 38) or IM nail (n = 19)...
August 3, 2016: Journal of Arthroplasty
J Schmolders, S Koob, P Schepers, S Gravius, D C Wirtz, C Burger, P H Pennekamp, A C Strauss
Introduction/Background: With extended life expectancy, the number of primary joint arthroplasties has also increased. Revision surgery is also more often necessary, due to aseptic or septic loosening of the prosthesis or periprosthetic fracture. Large bone defects often occur in these patients and several non-modular, conventional implants are available to handle this difficult situation. Custom made implants offer an individually designed and defect-adapted shape with perfect covering of the lesion, but may delay the operation...
September 15, 2016: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
M F Hoffmann, S Lotzien, T A Schildhauer
BACKGROUND: The number of patients with total hip replacement (THR) is likely to grow. Periprosthetic femoral fractures occur in 0.1-4.5 % of patients with THR. Treatment of periprosthetic fractures in the vicinity of well-fixed implants has focused on lateral plating. The purpose of this study was to evaluate polyaxial locking plate treatment of periprosthetic fractures with THR in regard to fracture type, surgical procedure, complications, and outcome. METHODS: Between 2007 and 2013, 109 patients underwent surgical treatment for periprosthetic femur fractures with 66 fractures in the vicinity to a THR...
September 6, 2016: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
Nicholas M Desy, Joshua D Johnson, Rafael J Sierra
BACKGROUND: The Exeter cemented femoral stem has demonstrated excellent clinical and radiographic outcomes as well as long-term survivorship free from aseptic loosening. A shorter revision stem (125 mm) with a 44 offset became available for the purpose of cement-in-cement revision situations. In certain cases, this shorter revision stem may be used for various primary total hip arthroplasties (THAs) where the standard length stem would require distally reaming the femoral canal. We sought to report on the early to midterm results of this specific stem when used for primary THA regarding (1) clinical and radiographic outcomes, (2) complications, and (3) survivorship...
August 10, 2016: Journal of Arthroplasty
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