Expandable proximal femoral nail versus gamma proximal femoral nail for the treatment of AO/OTA 31A1-3 fractures.

@article{Michael2016ExpandablePF,
  title={Expandable proximal femoral nail versus gamma proximal femoral nail for the treatment of AO/OTA 31A1-3 fractures.},
  author={Drexler Michael and Warschawski Yaniv and Frenkel Rutenberg Tal and G Kessler Evan and Amar Eyal and Snir Nimrod and Rath Ehud and Eizenberg Gilad and Steinberg L Ely},
  journal={Injury},
  year={2016},
  volume={47 2},
  pages={
          419-23
        }
}
INTRODUCTION The gamma-proximal femoral nail (GPFN) and the expandable proximal femoral nail (EPFN) are two commonly used intramedullary devices for the treatment of AO 31A1-3 proximal femur fractures. The aim of this study was to compare outcomes and complication rates in patients treated by both devices. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 299 patients (149 in the GPFN group and 150 in the EPFN group, average age 83.6 years) were treated for AO 31A1-3 proximal femur fractures in our institution… CONTINUE READING

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