Intertrochanteric fracture: Percutaneous compression plate superior to dynamic hip screw
The percutaneous compression plate versus the dynamic hip screw for treatment of intertrochanteric hip fractures: A systematic review and meta-analysis of comparative studiesOrthop Traumatol Surg Res. 2012 Nov;98(7):773-83. doi: 10.1016/j.otsr.2012.07.004. Epub 2012 Oct 6
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9 studies were included in this meta-analysis comparing treatment using percutaneous compression plates (PCCP) and dynamic hip screws (DHS) in patients with intertrochanteric femoral fractures. A total of 914 patients were identified from the 9 studies. Results from the analysis indicated that PCCP was superior to DHS with respect to operation time, blood loss, and rate of cardiovascular events. T...
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