Overview Of Vancouver C Periprosthetic Femoral Fracture After Total Hip Arthroplasty
Fracture around the femoral stem is a rare but potentially problematic complication of total hip arthroplasty (THA). These fractures range from being minor, with minimal or no effect on the outcome, to being catastrophic with possibility of creating an unreconstructable problem with sever effect on the patient’s function. Such fractures usually occur around the tip of the femoral stem, a site of stress concentration. Regional cortical defects such as screw holes, cortical windows or perforations, osteolysis and associated aseptic loosening of the femoral component are the main causes, while pathological processes that result in weakening of the bone, such as osteoporosis or rheumatoid arthritis, are contributory factors. For patients with hip pain due to a variety of conditions, THA can relieve pain, restore function, and improve quality of life. The outcome of an otherwise successful THA is occasionally compromised by complications. The aim of the present study was to review vancouver C periprosthetic femoral fracture after THA.