Fractures of the greater trochanter following total hip replacement
Hip Int 2013; 23(2): 143 - 146
Article Type: ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE
Ole-Christian L. Brun, Lukas Maansson
We studied the incidence of greater trochanteric fractures at our department following THR. In all we examined 911 patients retrospectively and found the occurance of a greater trochanteric fracture to be 3%. Patients with fractures had significantly poorer outcome on Oxford Hip score, Pain VAS, Satisfaction VAS and EQ-5D compared to THR without fractures. Greater trochanteric fracture following THR is one of the most common complications following THR. It has previously been thought to have little impact on the overall outcome following THR, but our study suggests otherwise.
- • Accepted on 09/11/2012
- • Available online on 08/03/2013
- • Published in print on 24/04/2013