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2020 Sep

Bull Hosp Jt Dis (2013)



Femoral Periprosthetic Fracture Nonunion Management and Outcomes with Nonunion Repair and Retention of Primary Components.


Mandel J, Christiano A, Carlock K, Konda S, Davidovitch R, Egol K
Bull Hosp Jt Dis (2013). 2020 Sep; 78(3):163-168.
PMID: 32857022.


Nonunion of a femoral periprosthetic fracture is a rare occurrence in orthopedic practice. Failure of a periprosthetic fracture to heal can lead to substantial disability and pain for patients as well as the potential need for component revision. Relatively little literature exists describing their management and outcome.