RAB-plate vs Medoff sliding plate for fixation of unstable trochanteric hip fractures: A prospective randomized study of 138 fractures with 1-year follow-up
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Between January 199 5 and January 1997 138 unstable trochanteric hip fractures were prospectively randomized to treatment with a fixed angle blade plate with a buttress rod (RAB-plate, group A, n= 59) or a 135° two-way compression hip screw (Medoff sliding plate, group B, n= 79). The minimum follow-up time was 1-year. 44 (91 %) fractures in group A and 32 (46%) fractures in group B healed without any complication (p<0.0001). The ratio of technical failure was 4% in group A and 10% in group B (p=O.S). The most common complication in group B was significant and symptomatic leg-length shortening which was observed in 26 patients. No such complication was registered in group A.
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IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-79547OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-79547DiVA: diva2:543384