The classic nail in the therapy of trochanteric fractures

@article{Fritz1999TheCN,
  title={The classic nail in the therapy of trochanteric fractures},
  author={Th. Fritz and Christel Weiss and C. F. Krieglstein and Armin Quentmeier},
  journal={Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery},
  year={1999},
  volume={119},
  pages={308-314}
}
In a prospective controlled study we analysed the classic nail, a new intramedullary implant for the fixation of peritrochanteric fractures. By means of lateral bending of 4°, unreamed implantation is generally possible. Our collective of 85 patients was characterized by elderly mean age (82.3 years), a predominance of female patients (4.3 : 1), a minor trauma aetiology without relevant additional injuries, and a high rate of concomitant disease (92%). Only 31A-type femur fractures were treated… CONTINUE READING