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ACE Report #777
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Biological plating is a feasible fixation method for comminuted subtrochanteric fractures


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

Biologic Plating Versus Intramedullary Nailing for Comminuted Subtrochanteric Fractures in Young Adults: A Prospective, Randomized Study of 66 Cases

J Trauma. 2007 Dec;63(6):1283-91

Contributing Authors: PC Lee PH Hsieh SW Yu CW Shiao HK Kao CC Wu

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Synopsis

66 patients with comminuted subtrochanteric fractures were randomly assigned to receive one of two types of fixation devices during surgical treatment. One group underwent biological plating with a dynamic condylar screw (DCS) and the other group underwent intramedullary nailing with a Russell-Taylor reconstruction nail (RTRN). Results showed that both methods were comparable and DCS was a viable ...

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