Proximal Femoral Nailing for Intertrochanteric Fracture in Birmingham Hip Resurfacing Arthroplasty

Piyush Setia, Atul Gaitonde


Neck of femur fractures in elderly patients with hip resurfacing in situ are rarely reported injuries. We report a case of  intertrochanteric fracture in a 62 year old man with ipsilateral Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) arthroplasty, successfully treated with internal fixation using proximal femoral nail. There were no intraoperative or postoperative complications and the patient returned to his normal level of activities within 6 months after the fixation. In conclusion we have demonstrated that fixation with proximal femoral nails can be an alternative safer option in treatment of these complex injuries.


Proximal femur nailing; Hip resurfacing; Intertrochanteric fracture,fixation

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