Femoral shortening in intertrochanteric fractures. A comparison between the Medoff sliding plate and the compression hip screw.

@article{Olsson2001FemoralSI,
  title={Femoral shortening in intertrochanteric fractures. A comparison between the Medoff sliding plate and the compression hip screw.},
  author={Ola Olsson and Leif Ceder and Anders Boe Hauggaard},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  year={2001},
  volume={83 4},
  pages={572-8}
}
We compared 54 patients treated by a Medoff sliding plate (MSP) with 60 stabilised by a compression hip screw (CHS) in a prospective, randomised study of the management of intertrochanteric femoral fractures. Four months after the operation femoral shortening was determined from radiographs of both femora. In unstable fractures the mean femoral shortening was 15 mm with the MSP and 11 mm with the CHS (p = 0.03). A subgroup in which shortening was classified as large, comprising one-third of the… CONTINUE READING