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ACE Report #9993
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Comparing outcomes of intramedullary nailing vs sliding hip screw fixation for trochanteric fracture


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

Sliding hip screw versus the Targon PFT nail for trochanteric hip fractures: a randomised trial of 400 patients

Bone Joint J. 2017 Sep;99-B(9):1210-1215

Contributing Authors: MJ Parker S Cawley

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Synopsis

400 patients with a trochanteric fracture were randomized to fixation with either a newer-generation intramedullary nail (Targon PFT) or a sliding hip screw. Patients were assessed for mobility, pain, and independence at 8 weeks, 3, 6, and 9 months, and 1 year following surgery. Incidences of complications and reoperations were also documented. Results demonstrated small but statistically signific...

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