Fractures During Hip Replacement Surgery
In some cases, fractures occur during a total hip replacement. They can occur when the stem portion is inserted into the thighbone. This does not usually require another surgery to fix it, but it is likely to slow down the speed of your rehabilitation.
Hip replacement fractures can also occur in the weeks following surgery, although they are relatively uncommon. The location of the fracture will determine the treatment. Sometimes, surgery is necessary, including a repeat of the hip replacement surgery. Cables may be placed around the thighbone to hold the fracture together. In addition, bone may be taken from a cadaver and placed into the fracture to heal with the bone and help it become stabilized.