Primary bipolar hemiprosthesis for unstable intertrochanteric fractures

  title={Primary bipolar hemiprosthesis for unstable intertrochanteric fractures},
  author={Osman Rodop and A. Safi Kiral and Haluk Kaplan and Ibrahim Akmaz},
  journal={International Orthopaedics},
Between 1997 and 2001 we treated 54 elderly patients with unstable intertrochanteric fractures by primary hemiarthroplasty using a cemented bipolar prosthesis. Mean patient age was 75.6 (64–91) years and mean follow-up was 22.3 (5–48) months. Seven patients died before the fourth post-operative month. Thirty-three patients were able to walk with a walker in the first post-operative week. There were no dislocations or aseptic loosening. One deep infection was encountered after 1 year. Acetabular… CONTINUE READING