Case Report
Volume 11 Issue 11 - 2020
Interprosthetic Femur Fracture with Broken Bipolar Stem Following Hip and Knee Arthroplasty. A Case Report and Review of Literature
J K Laik*, Abhay Harsh Kerketta and Ritesh Kumar
Department of Joint Replacement and Orthopaedics, Tata Main Hospital, Jharkhand, India
*Corresponding Author: J K Laik, Department of Joint Replacement and Orthopaedics, Tata Main Hospital, Jharkhand, India.
Received: August 31, 2020; Published: October 30, 2020


Introduction: Interprosthetic femur fracture includes classification of fracture of the femur in ipsilateral total hip and knee arthroplasty. However, there are no classifications available till date which includes femoral stem fracture along with ipsilateral hemiarthroplasty.

Case Report: We present a case of 74-year-old rheumatoid female with interprosthetic femur fracture in a previously operated ipsilateral hemiarthroplasty and total knee arthroplasty. Evaluation revealed pre-existing broken bipolar stem. We managed the case by locking plate fixation after removal of distal broken stem.

Conclusion: Interprosthetic femur fracture classification system doesn’t include broken femoral stem. Ipsilateral hemiarthroplasty also has not been mentioned in the literature. In Indian scenario, hemiarthroplasty is more common than total hip arthroplasty, hence we propose it to be included in the existing classification.

Keywords: Hemiarthroplasty; Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA); Broken Femoral Stem; Interprosthetic Femur Fracture (IPFF)


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Citation: J K Laik., et al. “Interprosthetic Femur Fracture with Broken Bipolar Stem Following Hip and Knee Arthroplasty. A Case Report and Review of Literature”. EC Orthopaedics 11.11 (2020): 22-28.

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