External fixation vs. sliding hip screw for trochanteric hip fracture in Nepal
Comparison between external fixation and sliding hip screw in the management of trochanteric fracture of the femur in NepalJ Bone Joint Surg Br. 2006 Oct;88(10):1347-50.
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60 patients from Nepal with trochanteric fractures of the femur were randomized to receive either external fixation or a sliding hip screw as fracture treatment. The time between injury and operation, duration of surgery, amount of blood loss, length of hospital stay, and the cost of treatment were significantly greater in the sliding hip screw group. There were no differences in range of movement...
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