Percutaneous compression plate improves intertrochanteric fracture outcomes
A prospective, randomised study comparing the percutaneous compression plate and the compression hip screw for the treatment of intertrochanteric fractures of the hipJ Bone Joint Surg Br. 2007 Sep;89(9):1210-7
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104 patients over the age of 60 years with intertrochanteric fracture were randomized to either receive surgical treatment with a percutaneous compression plate or a compression hip screw. The results indicate that at 6 weeks, patients that were surgically treated with the percutaneous compression plate (PCCP) had reduced blood loss, improved pain and weight-bearing ability, and less fracture disp...
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