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Case Reports in Orthopedics
Volume 2014, Article ID 393984, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/393984
Case Report

Fixation of a Periprosthetic Intertrochanteric Hip Fracture below a Birmingham Hip Resurfacing

The Ulster Hospital, Dundonald, UK

Received 2 April 2014; Accepted 17 May 2014; Published 5 June 2014

Academic Editor: Paul E. Di Cesare

Copyright © 2014 J. Macdonald et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

This case report involves a 56-year-old female (Mrs X) with a traumatic intertrochanteric hip fracture with subtrochanteric extension below a previous Birmingham hip resurfacing. Periprosthetic fractures following hip resurfacing are usually subcapital and treated with a revision or conservative management. We present an unusual surgical problem with an interesting solution stabilising the fracture using a proximal femoral locking compression plate (LCP). Eight months following surgery the patient is able to walk pain free and there is good fixation and stability.