TITLE

HYBRID EXTERNAL FIXATION AS A NEW TREATMENT METHOD FOR PERIPROSTHETIC FEMORAL FRACTURE

AUTHOR(S)
Pafilas, Dimitrios; Kourtzis, Nikolaos
PUB. DATE
January 2006
SOURCE
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Jan2006, Vol. 88-A Issue 1, p188
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on hybrid external fixation as a new treatment method for periprosthetic femoral fracture. Treatment options available are bed rest; traction and cast immobilization; operative fixation with Rush rods, supracondylar nails, and plates with or without bone-grafting; and revision arthroplasty with a long-stem prosthesis. The article informs that the researchers used external fixation to treat fractures in elderly patients. External fixation offers secure fracture fixation and permits early mobilization of the patients.
ACCESSION #
19275387

 

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