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Fractures of the greater trochanter following total hip replacement

Fractures of the greater trochanter following total hip replacement

Hip Int 2013; 23(2): 143 - 146

Article Type: ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE

DOI:10.5301/HIP.2013.10813

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Ole-Christian L. Brun, Lukas Maansson

Abstract

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.

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  • Brun, Ole-Christian L. [PubMed] [Google Scholar]
    Vestre Viken Hospital, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Drammen Hospital, Drammen - Norway
  • Maansson, Lukas [PubMed] [Google Scholar]
    Vestre Viken Hospital, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Drammen Hospital, Drammen - Norway

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