Femoral fractures: intramedullary nails result in more fixation failures and re-operations
Are short femoral nails superior to the sliding hip screw? A meta-analysis of 24 studies involving 3,279 fracturesInt Orthop. 2006 Apr;30(2):69-78. Epub 2006 Feb 22
Did you know you're eligible to earn 0.5 CME credits for reading this report? Click Here
This meta-analysis identified 24 randomized trials that compared the use of intramedullary nails (IMN) to the sliding hip screw (SHS) in the treatment of stable and unstable extracapsular proximal femoral fractures. A total of 3,202 patients (3,279 fractures) were identified from the included studies. Results from this analysis indicated that intramedullary nails lead to increased fixation failure...
Continuing Medical Education Credits
You could be earning 0.5 CME credits for each report you read.LEARN MORE