[Blind nailing of trochanteric fractures using the Ender method (author's transl)].


After trochanteric fractures, the rate of survival of old patients was best when treated by the Ender method: 15% died during 3 months following the fracture. The procedure is uneasy and an excellent radiologic technique is necessary. The position of the proximal end of the first nail in the femoral head is most important. Excessive external rotation was frequent, but little desabling. Secondary displacement of the nails toward the distal end occurred in 25% of the cases and was difficult to avoid but remained moderate. The procedure is indicated in old people with porotic bones. It should not be done in subtrochanteric fractures.

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@article{Carret1980BlindNO, title={[Blind nailing of trochanteric fractures using the Ender method (author's transl)].}, author={JP Carret and A Van Cuyck and Jacques Bejui and H. Dejour and G de Mourgues and LP Fischer}, journal={Revue de chirurgie orthopédique et réparatrice de l'appareil moteur}, year={1980}, volume={66 3}, pages={167-71} }