Journal of Orthopedic Surgery and Rehabilitation

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Case Report - Journal of Orthopedic Surgery and Rehabilitation (2018) Volume 2, Issue 1

Periprosthetic, interprosthetic, and refractures after interprosthetic femoral fractures - Extension of the currently used Vancouver, Rorabeck and Platzer classification

As life expectancy of the population increases the number of total hip [THA] and total knee [TKA] arthroplasties are increasing as well. Accordingly, the number of complications and revision surgery will also rise. Periprosthetic femoral fractures are largely classified by the Vancouver classification for periprosthetic fractures of the hip as well as the Rorabeck classification for periprosthetic femur fractures knee. However, the established classification does not cover the whole spectrum of periprosthetic femoral fractures

Author(s): Mirko Velickovic and Thomas Hockertz

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