Intramedullary versus extramedullary fixation for the treatment of intertrochanteric hip fractures.


One hundred thirty-one patients (135 fractures) who sustained an intertrochanteric fracture were assigned randomly to treatment with either a sliding hip screw or an intramedullary hip screw and followed up prospectively. In patients with unstable intertrochanteric fractures, the intramedullary device was associated with 23% less surgical time and 44% less… (More)


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