Periprosthetic Hip and Knee Fractures Treatment
A fracture near a Hip replacement or Knee replacement is also known as a Periprosthetic Fracture. Fracture in the bone around a hip replacement or knee replacement may occur after the hip or knee was replaced. In many cases, the replaced joint works normally for years before the fracture happens.
Symptoms of a Fracture near a Replaced Hip or Knee Joint:
- Pain and swelling near the replaced joint after a fall or trauma
- Swelling or bruising
- Inability to put weight on the leg
- The leg looks deformed
Causes and risk factors
Fractures around Hip Replacements and knee replacements are often caused by a fall or a direct blow to the leg or joint.
You must visit your doctor as soon as possible because few fractures can be treated just in a plaster. The remaining fracture can be fixed using the minimally invasive technique (MIS). but if your implant is not stable then it may require revision surgery.
People who have conditions that weaken their bones, such as osteoporosis or rheumatoid arthritis, are at a greater risk for this type of fracture because the bone around the replacement will be more likely to break. Other risk factors are poor vision or poor balance since these conditions can make a fall more likely.