Extramedullary fixation of 569 unstable intertrochanteric fractures: a randomized multicenter trial of the Medoff sliding plate versus three other screw-plate systems.

@article{Lunsj2001ExtramedullaryFO,
  title={Extramedullary fixation of 569 unstable intertrochanteric fractures: a randomized multicenter trial of the Medoff sliding plate versus three other screw-plate systems.},
  author={Karl Lunsj{\"o} and Leif Ceder and K. G. Thorngren and Bj{\"o}rn Skytting and Jan Tidermark and P O Berntson and I. Allvin and Staffan Norberg and K Hjalmars and S. O. Larsson and Richard W C Knebel and Anders Boe Hauggaard and L. Stigsson},
  journal={Acta orthopaedica Scandinavica},
  year={2001},
  volume={72 2},
  pages={133-40}
}
We compared the efficacy of the Medoff sliding plate (MSP) with 3 other screw-plate systems for fixation of unstable intertrochanteric fractures in a randomized multicenter trial of 569 elderly patients. The MSP has biaxial dynamic capacity along both the neck and the shaft of the femur unlike the other systems, which lack dynamic capacity along the shaft. 268 fractures were operated on with the MSP, and 301 with the dynamic hip screw (DHS), with or without a trochanteric stabilizing plate (DHS… CONTINUE READING

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