Short versus long cephalomedullary nails for the treatment of intertrochanteric hip fractures in patients older than 65 years.

@article{Kleweno2014ShortVL,
  title={Short versus long cephalomedullary nails for the treatment of intertrochanteric hip fractures in patients older than 65 years.},
  author={Conor P. Kleweno and Jordan M Morgan and James Redshaw and Mitchel Byron Harris and Edward K. Rodriguez and David Zurakowski and Mark Steven Vrahas and Paul Appleton},
  journal={Journal of orthopaedic trauma},
  year={2014},
  volume={28 7},
  pages={391-7}
}
OBJECTIVES To compare failure rates between short and long cephalomedullary nails used for the treatment of intertrochanteric hip fractures in patients over 65 years of age. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. Data were collected from medical records and radiographs. SETTING Three level 1 trauma centers. PATIENTS/PARTICIPANTS Patients aged 65 years or older who underwent treatment of an intertrochanteric hip fracture with a cephalomedullary nail between January 2004 and December 2010… CONTINUE READING