Surgical Techniques of Using Direct Anterior Approach and Bridging Plate Fixation of Periprosthetic Fracture of an Arthrodesed Hip: A Case Report

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We present a case of a 65-year-old woman with traumatic periprosthetic fracture of left proximal femur with ipsilateral arthrodesed hip and cobra plate in-situ. It imposes challenges on achievement of stable fixation for fracture management and preservation of blood supply for fracture healing. Minimally invasive plate osteosynthesis through direct anterior approach was executed with intraoperative templating. Anterior bridging plating using pre-bent reverse distal femoral locking compression plate (less invasive stabilisation system) was performed successfully. The patient had a fracture union in 10 months and returned to the previous mobility status. This technique can achieve stable fixation and preservation of blood supply for fracture healing through minimal invasive technique.

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Hing-Cheong, W., & Siu-Bon, W. (2018). Surgical Techniques of Using Direct Anterior Approach and Bridging Plate Fixation of Periprosthetic Fracture of an Arthrodesed Hip: A Case Report. Journal of Orthopaedics, Trauma and Rehabilitation, 24, 39–43. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jotr.2017.05.004

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