External fixation vs dynamic hip screw for intertrochanteric fracture in high-risk elderly
Treatment of intertrochanteric fractures in elderly highrisk patients: dynamic hip screw vs. external fixationInjury. 2014 Mar;45(3):568-72. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2013.11.020.
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60 high-risk elderly patients with an intertrochanteric fracture were randomized to receive fixation with either a dynamic hip screw or an external fixator, to compare clinical and functional outcome, in addition to length of operation and hospital stay. Results revealed that intraoperative time and hospital stay length were both significantly shorter with an external fixator. Additionally, signif...
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