Periprosthetic Fractures of the Tibia : Techniques in Orthopaedics

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Periprosthetic Fractures of the Tibia

White, Raymond R. MD

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Techniques in Orthopaedics 28(3):p 265-266, September 2013. | DOI: 10.1097/BTO.0b013e3182a4dffb


Periprosthetic tibia fractures are unusual and very little is written about them and their treatment. For fractures adjacent to the tibial component revision, arthroplasty is an option. Reduction and fixation can be difficult because of the small proximal segment and the presence of an implant stem. However, with newer locking plates, internal fixation of these fractures can be accomplished. For fractures of the shaft, conventional techniques of ORIF should be considered and can be effective. This paper shows an example of each of these fractures.

© 2013 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

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