Accuracy of the surgeon's eye: use of the tip-apex distance in clinical practice.

@article{Wright2015AccuracyOT,
  title={Accuracy of the surgeon's eye: use of the tip-apex distance in clinical practice.},
  author={Jonathan Wright and Steven Kahane and Abdul Moeed and Andrew Macdowell},
  journal={Injury},
  year={2015},
  volume={46 7},
  pages={1346-8}
}
Tip-apex distance is a well described method for assessment of screw placement in dynamic hip screw fixation of proximal femoral fracture. A distance of <25mm is associated with a significantly lower rate of cut out of the fixation device. Measurement is frequently performed retrospectively, although there has been no demonstration as to what accuracy the… CONTINUE READING