Augmentation of Intramedullary Nailing with Buttress Plate for Intertrochanteric Fractures
Does augmentation of intramedullary nails by a buttress plate effectively restore lateral wall integrity in intertrochanteric fracturesInt Orthop. 2022 Oct;46(10): 2365-2371.
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Sixty patients with intertrochanteric fractures with a lateral wall fracture were included in this randomized trial comparing intramedullary nailing augmented with a buttress plate (n=30) or intramedullary nailing alone (n=30). The outcomes of interest included peri-operative outcomes (operative time; blood loss; exposure; union time), reduction quality, Harris Hip Score (HHS), and the incidence o...
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