Mechanics of the treatment of hip injuries.

  • Herbert Kaufer
  • Published 1980 in Clinical orthopaedics and related research
When treated operatively, mechanical problems associated with intertrochanteric hip fracture include malunion and nonunion. Their frequency and severity are directly related to the mechanical effectiveness of internal fixation, which is determined by 5 independent variables: bone quality, fragment geometry, reduction, implant, and implant placement. While… CONTINUE READING