[Treatment of trochanteric fractures of the femur using the gamma nail (apropos of a series of 92 cases)].

@article{Forthomme1993TreatmentOT,
  title={[Treatment of trochanteric fractures of the femur using the gamma nail (apropos of a series of 92 cases)].},
  author={J. P. Forthomme and V H Costenoble and P J Soete and Jean-Denis Docquier},
  journal={Acta orthopaedica Belgica},
  year={1993},
  volume={59 1},
  pages={22-9}
}
The authors treat inter- and subtrochanteric fractures with the Gamma nail. This device, which can be placed through the skin, immediately gives a stable internal fixation and offers possibilities of compression during and after surgery without any risk of head perforation. The authors discuss the results and complications of 92 operated cases reassessed after a delay of 6 to 28 months. The average age was 78 years, and 95% of the patients had been injured in home accidents. The surgical… CONTINUE READING