Connection of a hip prosthesis and an intramedullary nail as a special solution in a subtrochanteric femoral fracture with fibrous dysplasia.

Technology and health care : official journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine

PubMedID: 27105140

Winkelmann M, Macke C, Hankemeier S, Hüfner T, Schröter C, Clausen JD, Omar M, Zeckey C, Krettek C, Mommsen P. Connection of a hip prosthesis and an intramedullary nail as a special solution in a subtrochanteric femoral fracture with fibrous dysplasia. Technol Health Care. 2016;.
Treatment of fractures associated with fibrous dysplasia is difficult because of poor bone quality. In a brief report we present a case in which a hip prosthesis is connected with the distal part of a broken cannulated intramedullary femur nail. Postoperatively, the patient was mobilized with full weight bearing. Radiographs proved the correct position of the implant and a favorable clinical function could be achieved.