Dynamic hip screws for unstable intertrochanteric fractures in elderly patients--encouraging results with a cement augmentation technique.

@article{Lee2010DynamicHS,
  title={Dynamic hip screws for unstable intertrochanteric fractures in elderly patients--encouraging results with a cement augmentation technique.},
  author={P C Lee and P C Hsieh and Ying-Chao Chou and Chi-Chuan Wu and Wen-Jer Chen},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={2010},
  volume={68 4},
  pages={954-64}
}
BACKGROUND Despite the good and reliable results of the dynamic hip screw (DHS) for stable fracture patterns, complications of excessive sliding of the lag screw and inadequate bone anchorage occur frequently in elderly patients with unstable intertrochanteric fractures. Although polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) bone cement has been widely used as a secondary fixation to facilitate fixation stability, there has been no prospective study on the clinical significance of PMMA cement to prevent these… CONTINUE READING