A Unique Mode of Failure in the Noncontact Bridging Periprosthetic Plating System

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Abstract

Although lateral locking plates are often a preferred and successful fixation construct for the treatment of periprosthetic proximal and distal femur fractures, specific complications and modes of failure have been associated and well-described with their use. We present two cases of implant failure in the Non-Contact Bridge Periprosthetic Plating System (Zimmer Biomet) in which a nonlocked screw fretted through the annular seating of the plate. One case demonstrates failure in the setting of a proximal femur periprosthetic fracture, whereas the other demonstrates failure in the setting of a distal femur periprosthetic fracture. This unique mode of failure has not previously been reported in the literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Global Research and Reviews
Volume5
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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