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ACE Report #4146
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External fixation vs. dynamic hip screw for pertrochanteric fractures in osteoporotic bone

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Dynamic hip screw compared with external fixation for treatment of osteoporotic pertrochanteric fractures. A prospective, randomized study

J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2005 Apr;87(4):753-9

Contributing Authors: A Moroni C Faldini F Pegreffi A Hoang-Kim F Vannini S Giannini

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40 female patients with pertrochanteric fractures were randomized to receive fixation with a 135 degrees four-hole sliding hip screw or an external fixation device with hydroxyapatite-coated pins. The group treated with external fixation had a significantly shorter operation time and required significantly fewer units of blood transfusion than the group who received the dynamic hip screw. Externa...

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