A new approach to prevent contralateral hip fracture: Evaluation of the effectiveness of a fracture preventing implant.

@article{Szpalski2015ANA,
  title={A new approach to prevent contralateral hip fracture: Evaluation of the effectiveness of a fracture preventing implant.},
  author={Marek Szpalski and Robert Gunzburg and Max Aebi and Charl{\`e}ne Delimoge and Nicolas Graf and Sebastian Eberle and C{\'e}cile Vienney},
  journal={Clinical biomechanics},
  year={2015},
  volume={30 7},
  pages={713-9}
}
BACKGROUND Among the millions of people suffering from a hip fracture each year, 20% may sustain a contralateral hip fracture within 5 years with an associated mortality risk increase reaching 64% in the 5 following years. In this context, we performed a biomechanical study to assess the performance of a hip fracture preventing implant. METHODS The implant consists of two interlocking peek rods unified with surgical cement. Numerical and biomechanical tests were performed to simulate single… CONTINUE READING