Case study

Use of Allogran-R in the treatment of fracture of the right femur

Courtesy of Mr MA Bawarish, Darlington Memorial Hospital, Darlington, Co. Durham, UK

Clinical particulars

A female patient aged 58 presented with a periprosthetic fracture of the right femur. The fracture was plated and wired. However, at 6 months post-operative, catastrophic failure of the fixation occurred.

 

Treatment

The femoral implant was revised with a long-stemmed prosthesis, in addition to replating and rewiring the fracture. Allogran-R bone graft was placed at the decorticated fracture site.

 

Outcome

At 14 weeks post-operative, the implant and fracture site were stable. There was radiographic evidence of fracture consolidation. 

 

 

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