The intertrochanteric hip fracture. A retrospective analysis.

@article{Steinberg1988TheIH,
  title={The intertrochanteric hip fracture. A retrospective analysis.},
  author={Glenn Steinberg and Sabita S Desai and N A Kornwitz and Timothy John Sullivan},
  journal={Orthopedics},
  year={1988},
  volume={11 2},
  pages={265-73}
}
One hundred intertrochanteric hip fractures were analyzed utilizing a computer-assisted digitization system to study the factors affecting postoperative stability. Fractures were evaluated by measuring shortening and angulation, collapse of telescoping device when utilized, and migration of the fixation device within the femoral head. Fractures were classified preoperatively according to their stability and postoperatively according to the type of operative reduction performed. The failure rate… CONTINUE READING
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