Failed treatment of an intertrochanteric fracture typically leads to profound functional disability and pain. Salvage treatment with hip arthroplasty may be considered. The aim of this study was to evaluate the results and complications of hip arthroplasty performed as a salvage procedure after the failed treatment of an intertrochanteric hip fracture. Twenty-one patients were treated in our hospital with hip arthroplasty for failed treatment of intertrochanteric hip fracture. There were sixteen women and five men with a mean age of 75.8 years (range 61-85 years). Fourteen patients had failure of a previous nail fixation procedure, five had failure of a plate fixation, one of hip screws fixation and one of Ender nail fixation. In 19 out of 21 patients we performed a total hip arthroplasty-14 cases used modular implants with long-stems and five cases used a standard straight stem. In 2 of 21 cases we used a bipolar hemiarthroplasty. A statistically significant improvement was found comparing pre and postoperative conditions (p < 0.05). Our experience confirms that total hip arthroplasty is a satisfactory salvage procedure after failed treatment of an intertrochanteric fracture in elderly patients with few serious orthopaedic complications and acceptable clinical outcomes.

Hip arthroplasty for failed treatment of proximal femoral fractures / Carmelo, D'Arrigo; Perugia, Dario; Alessandro, Carcangiu; Monaco, Edoardo; Attilio, Speranza; Ferretti, Andrea. - In: INTERNATIONAL ORTHOPAEDICS. - ISSN 0341-2695. - STAMPA. - 34:7(2010), pp. 939-942. [10.1007/s00264-009-0834-x]

Hip arthroplasty for failed treatment of proximal femoral fractures

PERUGIA, DARIO;MONACO, Edoardo;FERRETTI, Andrea
2010

Abstract

Failed treatment of an intertrochanteric fracture typically leads to profound functional disability and pain. Salvage treatment with hip arthroplasty may be considered. The aim of this study was to evaluate the results and complications of hip arthroplasty performed as a salvage procedure after the failed treatment of an intertrochanteric hip fracture. Twenty-one patients were treated in our hospital with hip arthroplasty for failed treatment of intertrochanteric hip fracture. There were sixteen women and five men with a mean age of 75.8 years (range 61-85 years). Fourteen patients had failure of a previous nail fixation procedure, five had failure of a plate fixation, one of hip screws fixation and one of Ender nail fixation. In 19 out of 21 patients we performed a total hip arthroplasty-14 cases used modular implants with long-stems and five cases used a standard straight stem. In 2 of 21 cases we used a bipolar hemiarthroplasty. A statistically significant improvement was found comparing pre and postoperative conditions (p < 0.05). Our experience confirms that total hip arthroplasty is a satisfactory salvage procedure after failed treatment of an intertrochanteric fracture in elderly patients with few serious orthopaedic complications and acceptable clinical outcomes.
2010
80 and over; aged; arthroplasty; female; fracture fixation; hip; hip fractures; humans; instrumentation/methods; internal; internal fixators; male; middle aged; postoperative complications; radiography/surgery; recovery of function; replacement; salvage therapy; treatment failure
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Hip arthroplasty for failed treatment of proximal femoral fractures / Carmelo, D'Arrigo; Perugia, Dario; Alessandro, Carcangiu; Monaco, Edoardo; Attilio, Speranza; Ferretti, Andrea. - In: INTERNATIONAL ORTHOPAEDICS. - ISSN 0341-2695. - STAMPA. - 34:7(2010), pp. 939-942. [10.1007/s00264-009-0834-x]
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