Periprosthetic knee fractures

Javad Parvizi, Nikhil Jain, Andrew H. Schmidt

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Fractures of the distal femur, proximal tibia, and patella that occur adjacent to a total knee replacement may be very difficult to treat. Fixation options are compromised because of the short articular segment, frequent comminution, pre-existing osteoporosis, previous surgical incisions, and the presence of the knee implant itself. This review article summarizes current concepts regarding the incidence, classification, treatment options, and outcomes for periprosthetic fractures of the knee.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)663-671
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of orthopaedic trauma
Issue number9
StatePublished - Oct 2008
Externally publishedYes


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