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.
- Antibiotic cement
- Periprosthetic femur fracture
- Total hip arthroplasty
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine