External fixation vs. dynamic hip screw for pertrochanteric fractures in osteoporotic bone
Dynamic hip screw compared with external fixation for treatment of osteoporotic pertrochanteric fractures. A prospective, randomized studyJ Bone Joint Surg Am. 2005 Apr;87(4):753-9
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40 female patients with pertrochanteric fractures were randomized to receive fixation with a 135 degrees four-hole sliding hip screw or an external fixation device with hydroxyapatite-coated pins. The group treated with external fixation had a significantly shorter operation time and required significantly fewer units of blood transfusion than the group who received the dynamic hip screw. Externa...
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