Use of a Dall-Miles plate and cables for the fixation of a periprosthetic humeral fracture.

Published online: Dec 27 2003

Christoforakis JJ, Sadiq S, Evans MJ.

Ealing Hospital NHS Trust, London, UK


Increase in the use of shoulder arthroplasty has resulted in the emergence of periprosthetic fractures of the humerus. The management of such fractures is technically demanding. We describe a case in which a displaced periprosthetic fracture at the tip of a stable humeral implant was successfully managed with the Dall-Miles plate and cables system.