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The Bone & Joint Journal
Vol. 102-B, Issue 2 | Pages 162 - 169
1 Feb 2020
Hoellwarth JS Tetsworth K Kendrew J Kang NV van Waes O Al-Maawi Q Roberts C Al Muderis M


Osseointegrated prosthetic limbs allow better mobility than socket-mounted prosthetics for lower limb amputees. Fractures, however, can occur in the residual limb, but they have rarely been reported. Approximately 2% to 3% of amputees with socket-mounted prostheses may fracture within five years. This is the first study which directly addresses the risks and management of periprosthetic osseointegration fractures in amputees.


A retrospective review identified 518 osseointegration procedures which were undertaken in 458 patients between 2010 and 2018 for whom complete medical records were available. Potential risk factors including time since amputation, age at osseointegration, bone density, weight, uni/bilateral implantation and sex were evaluated with multiple logistic regression. The mechanism of injury, technique and implant that was used for fixation of the fracture, pre-osseointegration and post fracture mobility (assessed using the K-level) and the time that the prosthesis was worn for in hours/day were also assessed.

The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery British Volume
Vol. 88-B, Issue 3 | Pages 281 - 289
1 Mar 2006
Giannoudis PV Papakostidis C Roberts C

The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery British Volume
Vol. 84-B, Issue 4 | Pages 620 - 620
1 May 2002

The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery British Volume
Vol. 56-B, Issue 3 | Pages 405 - 407
1 Aug 1974
Prys-Roberts C