Dynamic hip screw compared with external fixation for treatment of osteoporotic pertrochanteric fractures. A prospective, randomized study.

@article{Moroni2005DynamicHS,
  title={Dynamic hip screw compared with external fixation for treatment of osteoporotic pertrochanteric fractures. A prospective, randomized study.},
  author={Antonio Moroni and Cesare Faldini and Francesco Pegreffi and Amy Hoang-Kim and Francesca Vannini and Sandro Giannini},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={2005},
  volume={87 4},
  pages={
          753-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND Although the use of a sliding hip screw is considered to be the preferred treatment for pertrochanteric femoral fractures, we theorized that external fixation could produce clinical outcomes equal to, if not better than, the outcomes obtained with conventional treatment. Furthermore, because external fixation is minimally invasive, we expected a lower rate of morbidity and a reduced need for blood transfusions. Therefore, we compared the two treatments in a clinical trial of elderly… CONTINUE READING

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