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ACE Report #176
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Long gamma nails vs. sliding hip screw for proximal femur fracture fixation

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

A comparison of the long gamma nail with the sliding hip screw for the treatment of AO/OTA 31-A2 fractures of the proximal part of the femur: a prospective randomized trial

J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2010 Apr;92(4):792-8.

Contributing Authors: TM Barton R Gleeson C Topliss R Greenwood WJ Harries TJ Chesser

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210 patients admitted to the hospital with an AO/OTA 31-A2 fracture of the proximal part of the femur were randomized to be fixed with either a dynamic hip screw or a long gamma nail. At 1 year follow up, no differences in the clinical outcomes between the sliding hip screw and the long gamma nails for the fixation of AO/OTA 31-A2 fractures of the proximal femur were observed.

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