- •Outside of a case report previously published by our institution, this is the first study to describe the use of a novel implant in the treatment of periprosthetic distal femur fractures.
- •We demonstrate that the use of a novel retrograde intramedullary nail with a 10° distal bend results in significantly better post-operative sagittal alignment than conventional nails with a 5° following treatment for periprosthetic distal femur fractures.
- •We demonstrate no difference in post-operative coronal alignment when comparing the novel retrograde intramedullary nail to conventional nails in the treatment of periprosthetic distal femur fractures.
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