RAB-plate vs Richards CHS plate for unstable trochanteric hip fractures: A randomized study of 233 patients with 1-year follow-up
1998 (English)In: Acta Orthopaedica, ISSN 1745-3674, E-ISSN 1745-3682, Vol. 69, no 1, 25-28 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We prospectively randomized 233 patients with unstable trochanteric hip fractures for treatment with a 120° fixed angle blade-plate having a buttress rod (group A, n 111) or a 135° compression hip screw (group B, n 122). the minimum follow-up time was 1 year. the ratio of technical failure was 9% in group A and 19% in group B (p = 0.06). 79 (87%) fractures in group A and 65 (68%) fractures in group B healed without any complication (p = 0.003). Malunion occurred in 2 cases in group A and in 15 cases in group B (p = 0.002).
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
1998. Vol. 69, no 1, 25-28 p.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-79543DOI: 10.3109/17453679809002350OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-79543DiVA: diva2:543375