Risikofaktoren für das Versagen von Osteosynthesen: Nach periprothetischen Frakturen am Kniegelenk

Translated title of the contribution: Risk factors for failure of osteosynthesis: After periprosthetic fractures of the knee joint

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Abstract

Background: The increasing number of implantations of total knee endoprostheses shows a correlation with an increase in revision operations and periprosthetic fractures. Objective: This article presents strategies for prevention of complications after open reduction internal fixation (ORIF) of periprosthetic fractures in addition to the classification of periprosthetic fractures of the knee joint. Therapy strategies: Osteosynthetic treatment is only applicable in some of the cases. Although special periprosthetic, angle locking plates are available for osteosynthesis, treatment of periprosthetic fractures of the knee joint remains a challenge with a high complication rate. If the prosthesis becomes loosened, the prosthesis should be replaced and ORIF should not be performed. Risk factors: The risk factors for failure of osteosynthesis include the prosthesis model and the associated reduction of residual bone and the mostly osteoporotic bone structures.

Translated title of the contributionRisk factors for failure of osteosynthesis: After periprosthetic fractures of the knee joint
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)541-548
Number of pages8
JournalOrthopade
Volume43
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2014
Externally publishedYes

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