OTA 2013: Unstable intertrochanteric hip fractures: intra- vs extra- medullary fixation
Intramedullary Versus Extramedullary Fixation of Unstable Intertrochanteric Hip Fractures: A Prospective Randomized Control Study
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205 patients suffering from unstable (AO-A2) intertrochanteric hip fractures were randomized to compare the clinical and radiographic outcomes associated with intramedullary and extramedullary device fixation. Patients were assessed over 12 months, and were evaluated using the Lower Extremity Measure (LEM), a 2-minute walk test, the Timed Up and Go (TUG) test, the functional independent measure (F...