Treatment of displaced fractures of the femoral neck. Smith-Petersen osteosynthesis versus sliding-nail-plate osteosynthesis.

@article{Frandsen1981TreatmentOD,
  title={Treatment of displaced fractures of the femoral neck. Smith-Petersen osteosynthesis versus sliding-nail-plate osteosynthesis.},
  author={Peter A. Frandsen and Poul Andersen},
  journal={Acta orthopaedica Scandinavica},
  year={1981},
  volume={52 5},
  pages={
          547-52
        }
}
In a prospectively planned follow-up study 383 cases of displaced medial fractures of the femoral neck were allocated either to Smith-Petersen osteosynthesis or to sliding-nail-plate osteosynthesis. Two hundred and forty-nine cases were followed for more than 2 years. The two differently treated groups were alike. The results showed that sliding-nail-plate osteosynthesis was significantly superior to Smith-Petersen osteosynthesis. We recommend that Smith-Petersen osteosynthesis be abandoned. 
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