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Table 3 Serious complications which occurred during 10 year follow-up

From: Mid- and long-term efficacy of surgical treatment of Vancouver B2 and B3 periprosthetic femoral fractures

complication Number Treatment
Dislocation 13 7 B2 + 1 B3
recurrent dislocation revised to constrained liner
   4 B2 + 1 B3: closed reduction. No further dislocation
Aseptic loosening 8 3 B2: Conservative treatment and reduced activity
   2 B2 + 3 B3: Receive a second revision operation and allogeneic bone implantation
Infection 2 1 B2: Irrigation and debridement with head and liner exchange
   1 B2: Chronic antibiotic suppression
Nonunion 2 1 B2: Receive a second revision operation
   1 B3: Conservative treatment and reduced activity