Technical Note

Volume 2 | Issue 3 | JOCR July-Sep 2012 | Page 28-30 |Venkata  SG, Reddy  GAV, Reddy  AKKR , Chiranjeevi  T


Greater Trochanter Reconstruction in Unstable Intertrochanteric Fractures Treated With Cemented Bipolar Hemiarthroplasty: A Technical Note


Authors: Venkata  SG, Reddy  GAV, Reddy  AKKR , Chiranjeevi  T.

1Sunshine Hospital, Secundarabad, Hyderabad, India

Address of Correspondence  

Anil Kumar Reddy KR [DNB Ortho] Institute > Sunshine Hospital, Secundarabad, Hyderabad, India. Email >



Cemented Bipolar arthroplasty is an established method for treatment of comminuted Intertrochanteric  fractures. Reconstruction of greater trochanter is an essential technical step to avoid complications like abductor lurch gait. We here describe a technique of reconstruction and fixation of greater trochanter using    cancellous screws with wide washers made of reconstruction plate and tension band wiring. This gives a stable fixation of greater trochanter and avoids cut out, slippage of implants.

Keywords:Intertrochanteric fractures, greater trochanter fixation, cancellous screws, tension band wiring


How to Cite This Article: Venkata SG, Reddy GAV, Reddy AKKR , Chiranjeevi T. Greater Trochanter Reconstruction in Unstable Intertrochanteric Fractures Treated With Cemented Bipolar Hemiarthroplasty: A Technical Note. J Orthopaedic Case Reports 2012 July-Sep;2(3):28-30. Available from: