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ACE Report #12074
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Short vs. long cephalomedullary nails for treatment of pertrochanteric fractures of the femur


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

Short Versus Long Cephalomedullary Nails for Pertrochanteric Hip Fractures: A Randomized Prospective Study.

J Orthop Trauma. 2019 Oct;33(10):480-486.

Contributing Authors: SF Shannon BJ Yuan WW Cross JD Barlow ME Torchia PK Holte SA Sems

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Synopsis

220 patients with isolated pertrochanteric femoral fractures were randomized to receive surgical intervention with a short or long cephalomedullary nail. Primary outcomes of interest included the Short Form 36 (SF-36) questionnaire and the Harris Hip Score. Secondary outcomes of interest included implant failure, peri-implant failure, mortality, operative time, estimated blood loss and the inciden...

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