Current Osteoporosis Reports

, Volume 10, Issue 4, pp 322–327

Primary Arthroplasty for Management of Osteoporotic Fractures about the Knee

Management of Osteoporotic Fractures (EG Meinberg, Section Editor)

DOI: 10.1007/s11914-012-0122-3

Cite this article as:
Ries, M.D. Curr Osteoporos Rep (2012) 10: 322. doi:10.1007/s11914-012-0122-3


Primary cemented arthroplasty of the knee is a viable alternative to open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) for treatment of osteoporotic fractures about the knee. This permits early return of knee function and weight bearing activity. Stemmed revision total knee arthroplasty implants and techniques are needed, which can be associated with complications of late loosening and periprosthetic fracture. However, for elderly sedentary patients who would not be expected to outlive the durability of the arthroplasty and with fracture patterns in which ORIF may be associated with poor outcomes, primary arthroplasty can be a favorable treatment option.


Hinge Prosthesis Distal femoral replacement Osteoporosis;∙Fracture Comminution Knee Arthroplasty Tibial plateau Supracondylar 

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryUniversity of California, San FranciscoSan FranciscoUSA

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