Complications following the treatment of trochanteric fractures with the gamma nail

@article{Hesse2004ComplicationsFT,
  title={Complications following the treatment of trochanteric fractures with the gamma nail},
  author={Beatrix Hesse and Andr{\'e} G{\"a}chter},
  journal={Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={124},
  pages={692-698}
}
The treatment of trochanteric fractures with the use of gamma nails has become an established method. Despite the good and reliable results, some typical failures and complications may occur. It was our purpose to analyse the most common complications and their treatment options. A total of 498 patients were treated with a gamma nail from January 1992 until December 2001. There were 77% pertrochanteric, 10% subtrochanteric, 11% reversed pertrochanteric and 2% lateral femoral neck fractures. The… CONTINUE READING
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