A technique for treating periprosthetic fractures of the femur associated with deep prosthetic infection

Joseph H. Schwab, Mark Pagnano, George J. Haidukewych, Robert Trousdale

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Abstract

In this report a case of periprosthetic fracture of the femur associated with deep prosthetic infection after a total hip arthroplasty is treated in a novel way that allows for stabilization of the fracture and the delivery of local antibiotics. The technique allows the surgeon to stabilize the fracture and deliver antibiotics locally with a cement-coated Enders nail. This technique is useful in this combination of difficult problems as it facilitates the goals of eradicating infection, alleviating pain and improving function.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)211-215
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Arthroplasty
Volume18
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2003

Keywords

  • Antibiotic cement
  • Infection
  • Periprosthetic femur fracture
  • Total hip arthroplasty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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