CASE REPORT

Serial Femoral Fractures in An Amputation Stump: A Case Report

The Open Orthopaedics Journal 20 Apr 2017 CASE REPORT DOI: 10.2174/1874325001711010316

Abstract

We report a case of an above-knee amputee who underwent dynamic hip screw fixation for a proximal femoral fracture and then open reduction and internal fixation a few years later for a further femoral fracture in the same stump. The patient had a good outcome. We aim to discuss the challenges in decision making, surgical technique and potential complications for the patient.

Keywords: Above-knee amputation, Fracture, Dynamic hip screw, Open reduction and internal fixation, Complications, Rehabilitation.
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