Periprosthetic fractures are an increasingly common complication following joint replacement. The principles which underpin their evaluation and treatment are common across the musculoskeletal system. The Unified Classification System proposes a rational approach to treatment, regardless of the bone that is broken or the joint involved.
Cite this article: Bone Joint J 2014;96-B:713–16.
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This article was primary edited by D. Rowley and first proof edited by J. Scott.
- Received February 26, 2014.
- Accepted February 27, 2014.
- ©2014 The British Editorial Society of Bone & Joint Surgery