This type of broken bone is unique to anyone who’s had orthopedic implant or joint replacement surgery. These fractures occur in the bone around the components of the artificial joint implant. They are very difficult to treat, and almost always require surgery. Read on for more.

Causes & Triggers

  • Acute trauma
  • Direct blow
  • Fall
  • High-energy collision (especially motor vehicle accident)

Signs & Symptoms

  • Apparent deformity
  • Bruising
  • Inability to bear weight
  • Pain
  • Swelling

Tips & Treatments

  • Most of these types of fractures occur around the stem of the metal component that is placed in the bone at the time of the joint replacement surgery.
  • Bone quality and injury type are important factors in determining the type of surgical repair required.
  • Seek the opinion of a well-qualified orthopedic surgeon for this type of condition.
These lists are not inclusive of all conditions and procedures. In order to obtain a complete and accurate diagnosis, a physician should assess your individual situation. Following diagnosis, your physician will discuss appropriate treatment options with you – both surgical and non-surgical. Schedule an appointment with an Orthopedic ONE physician.