- A patient-specific risk calculator can be used regarding periprosthetic femur fracture among patients undergoing THA.
- Operative decisions were the number one risk factor for periprosthetic femur fracture.
LAS VEGAS — A patient-specific screening tool successfully identified risk factors for periprosthetic femur fracture among patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty, according to presented results.
“There are myriad described risk factors for [periprosthetic femur fracture],” Cody Wyles, MD, said in his presentation at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting. “The purpose of this study was to quantify all this together and develop a multimodal periprosthetic fracture risk calculator to determine, firstly, patient-specific risk and secondly, I would argue more importantly, the degree of risk modification that can be achieved with surgical decisions, thus yielding an actionable final tool,” he added.