Osteosynthesis of a periprosthetic fracture of the proximal femur with the distal femur LISS® system

Published online: Feb 28 2008

Jan Robert Tarnowski, Kim Holck

From Hvidovre Hospital, Ortopæd kirurgisk Afdeling, Hvidovre, Denmark


In this case report, we show how it is possible to perform osteosynthesis using minimal invasive techniques instead of conventional methods. In this instance the osteosynthesis was performed on a patient in poor general condition who had presented a periprosthetic fracture of the proximal femur. For the osteosynthesis the Less invasive Stabilization System intended for distal femur fractures was used with success.