Evolving concepts of stability and intramedullary fixation of intertrochanteric fractures--a review.

@article{Kokoroghiannis2012EvolvingCO,
  title={Evolving concepts of stability and intramedullary fixation of intertrochanteric fractures--a review.},
  author={Constantinos Kokoroghiannis and Ioannis Aktselis and Anastasios Deligeorgis and Evaggelos Fragkomichalos and Dimos Papadimas and Ioannis Pappadas},
  journal={Injury},
  year={2012},
  volume={43 6},
  pages={686-93}
}
Intramedullary nailing is gradually emerging as the treatment of choice for pertrochanteric femoral fractures. Nevertheless, prospective randomised trials have failed to demonstrate the assumed superiority of cephalomedullary nails over the traditional treatment with the sliding hip screw. On the contrary, the gamma nail has been implicated in predisposing to secondary femoral fractures, although this seems to be rectified by newer techniques and nail designs. Sliding hip screw fixation remains… CONTINUE READING

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