Cost-effectiveness analysis of fixation options for intertrochanteric hip fractures.

@article{Swart2014CosteffectivenessAO,
  title={Cost-effectiveness analysis of fixation options for intertrochanteric hip fractures.},
  author={Eric F. Swart and Eric C. Makhni and William B Macaulay and Melvin Paul Rosenwasser and Kevin John Bozic},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={2014},
  volume={96 19},
  pages={1612-20}
}
BACKGROUND Intertrochanteric hip fractures are a major source of morbidity and financial burden, accounting for 7% of osteoporotic fractures and costing nearly $6 billion annually in the United States. Traditionally, "stable" fracture patterns have been treated with an extramedullary sliding hip screw whereas "unstable" patterns have been treated with the more expensive intramedullary nail. The purpose of this study was to identify parameters to guide cost-effective implant choices with use of… CONTINUE READING
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