• Periprosthetic fractures in the resurfaced hip--A case report and review of the literature.

      Brennan, Stephen A; Devitt, Brian M; O'Neill, Cathleen J; Nicholson, Paul; Adelaide and Meath Hospital, Dublin, Ireland. stevobrennan@hotmail.com (2013-02)
      Traumatic periprosthetic fractures adjacent a hip resurfacing prosthesis are rare. When proximal fractures are encountered the obvious surgical solution is to revise to a large head stemmed femoral component. A previously well functioning implant may however be retained as various non-operative and operative treatment options exist. This paper reports the case history of a traumatic periprosthetic fracture successfully treated with cannulated screw fixation and reviews the current literature.