Proximal femoral periprosthetic fracture fixation with a hooked locking plate: a Kenyan experience
The advent and increasing use of joint replacement for various pathologies has led to a new group of fractures- the periprosthetic fractures. The hip joint is no exception to this group, a fair share of these fractures do occur around the hip joint. The management of these fractures is complex and usually needs application of basic principles to fit an individual situation rather than having a fixed set of rules. In this article we discuss the use of a hooked locking plate in the management of one such fracture.