Radiographic Review of Helical Blade Versus Lag Screw Fixation for Cephalomedullary Nailing of Low-Energy Peritrochanteric Femur Fractures: There is a Difference in Cutout.

OBJECTIVES To compare the rate of cutout of helical blades and lag screws in low-energy peritrochanteric femur fractures treated with a cephalomedullary nail (CMN). DESIGN Retrospective review. SETTING Academic medical center. PATIENTS Overall, this study included 362 patients with an average age of 83 year old, a majority of whom were women, and had… CONTINUE READING