Functional and radiographic outcomes of intertrochanteric hip fractures treated with calcar reduction, compression, and trochanteric entry nailing.

@article{Paul2012FunctionalAR,
  title={Functional and radiographic outcomes of intertrochanteric hip fractures treated with calcar reduction, compression, and trochanteric entry nailing.},
  author={Omesh Paul and Joseph U. Barker and Joseph M. Lane and David L Helfet and Dean G. Lorich},
  journal={Journal of orthopaedic trauma},
  year={2012},
  volume={26 3},
  pages={148-54}
}
OBJECTIVES Shortening after intertrochanteric hip fractures with sliding constructs is an increasingly recognized problem by the orthopaedic community. It often results in a limb length discrepancy causing maladaptation of the abductor lever arm. Functional limitations can also result from altered hip biomechanics and negatively influence patient outcomes. We hypothesized that with trochanteric entry nailing, calcar reduction, and intraoperative compression, a near-normal restoration of gait… CONTINUE READING
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