Femoral Fracture following Total Hip Replacement
M. Kligman, M. Roffman
Dept. of Orthopedic Surgery, Carmel Medical Center, Haifa
Between January 1990 and May 1996 we performed 500 total hip replacements, 6 of which were complicated by ipsilateral femoral fracture. Treatment was either by skeletal traction or by internal fixation, with or without revision-total hip replacement. Results of surgical treatment were superior to those of conservative treatment. This study supports use of Mennen plate-fixation. Further studies are necessary for final evaluation of the efficacy of this method.