Nailing versus prosthesis for femoral-neck fractures. A critical review of long-term results in two hundred and thirty-nine consecutive private patients.

@article{Johnson1975NailingVP,
  title={Nailing versus prosthesis for femoral-neck fractures. A critical review of long-term results in two hundred and thirty-nine consecutive private patients.},
  author={Jonas T. Johnson and O D Crothers},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={1975},
  volume={57 5},
  pages={686-92}
}
In a follow-up study of 239 consecutive patients with fractures of the femoral neck treated by six surgeons in one hospital by Pugh nailing, Austin Moore prosthesis, or Knowles pinning, 96 per cent could be followed for a minimum of two years or until a definitve result had been reached. The incidence of unsatisfactory results was 39.3 per cent after Pugh nailing, 18.2 per cent after prosthetic replacement, and 14.2 per cent after Knowles pinning (mostly undisplaced or impacted fractures… CONTINUE READING