A pilot study describing a new device for the fixation of unstable trochanteric fractures of the hip
1995 (English)In: International Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, ISSN 0960-2941, Vol. 5, 69-71 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A new fixed 120o angled blade-plate with a buttress rod was used in a consecutive series of 27 trochanteric hip-fractures. Twenty fractures were classified as unstable. There were 20 women and seven men. The mean ages was 79 years (range:63-92). There were two intraoperative complications registered at surgery. All patients were allowed full weightbearing from the first day after surgery. Three patients dies and another four were not available for follow-up or were followed-up less than three months. Three cases were considered to be failures, The remaining 17 patients were followed-up at an avarage of 16 months. In these 17 patients, of which 12 were classified as unstable, the fractures healed with no change in position. In conclusion, we have found this new device to be a relatively simple method for the fixation of unstable trochanteric fractures. In addition, and of decisive importance, the mechanical properties seem to be sufficient for early full unaided weightbearing without risk of implant railure or non-union of the fractures.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
1995. Vol. 5, 69-71 p.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-79536OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-79536DiVA: diva2:543348