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Volume:6 Issue:10 Number:64 ISSN#:2563-5476
ACE Report #10672
Ace Report Cover Trauma

OTA2018: Improved surgical results, similar patient outcome with short vs long nail for hip Frx

Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Short Versus Long Cephalomedullary Nailing of Pertrochanteric Hip Fractures: A Randomized Prospective Study

Contributing Authors: A Sems W Cross B Yuan M Torchia S Shannon J Barlow

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220 patients with a pertrochanteric fracture and scheduled for cephalomedullary nail fixation were randomized to receive either a short or long cephalomedullary nail. Primary outcome of interest was patient reported outcome at 3 months postoperatively on the SF-36 and Harris Hip Score measures. Secondary outcomes included incidence of complications and reoperation, and perioperative parameters (op...

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