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Volume:3 Issue:7 Number:36 ISSN#:2564-2537
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ACE Report #5996
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Gamma nail more effective than sliding hip screw in unstable intertrochanteric fractures

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OrthoEvidence. Gamma nail more effective than sliding hip screw in unstable intertrochanteric fractures. ACE Report. 2014;3(7):36. Available from: https://myorthoevidence.com/AceReport/Report/5996

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

Prospective randomised controlled trial of an intramedullary nail versus a sliding hip screw for intertrochanteric fractures of the femur

Int Orthop. 2014 Jan;38(1):155-61. doi: 10.1007/s00264-013-2196-7.

Contributing Authors: I Aktselis C Kokoroghiannis E Fragkomichalos G Koundis A Deligeorgis E Daskalakis J Vlamis N Papaioannou

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Eighty patients with a 31-A2.2 or A2.3 AO/OTA multifragmentary intertrochanteric fracture were randomized to receive either a Gamma intramedullary nail or an AMBI sliding hip screw. Parker mobility, Barthel Index, and EuroQol-5D quality of life scores were primary outcomes. After 12 months, patients treated with a Gamma nail achieved higher outcome scores compared to AMBI sliding hip screw and wit...

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