Intramedullary versus extramedullary fixation of subtrochanteric fractures. A biomechanical study.


We compared two different subtrochanteric fracture fixation techniques, an intramedullary hip screw system (IMHS) and an extramedullary, dual sliding screw-plate system (MSP), to determine relative fixation stability. 6 matched pairs of osteosynthesized osteopenic cadaver femurs were axially loaded to 1000 N with concurrent, simulated abductor forces of 0… (More)