Internal fixation of intracapsular hip fractures with a dynamic locking plate: initial experience and results for 83 patients treated with a new implant.

@article{Parker2010InternalFO,
  title={Internal fixation of intracapsular hip fractures with a dynamic locking plate: initial experience and results for 83 patients treated with a new implant.},
  author={Mohamed Iqbal Parker and H W Stedtfeld},
  journal={Injury},
  year={2010},
  volume={41 4},
  pages={348-51}
}
The results of treatment for 83 patients treated with a new implant designed specifically for the internal fixation of intracapsular hip fractures are reported. Nonunion occurred in one out of the 37 undisplaced fractures (3%) and seven out of the 46 displaced fractures (15%). In addition, four patients developed avascular necrosis (5%), one developed a fracture around the distal screws and another developed deep wound infection. The functional recovery at patients at 1 year was excellent. The… CONTINUE READING
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