Serial Femoral Fractures in An Amputation Stump: A Case Report
M. Nannaparaju1, K. Annavaram1, R. Anwar2, W. S. Khan3, *, J. Hambidge1
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2017
First Page: 316
Last Page: 320
Publisher Id: TOORTHJ-11-316
Article History:Received Date: 06/02/2017
Revision Received Date: 03/03/2017
Acceptance Date: 09/03/2017
Electronic publication date: 20/04/2017
Collection year: 2017
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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.