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Meta-analysis
ACE Report #7241
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Surgical outcomes better with PFN vs. DHS in treatment of intertrochanteric fractures


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

Proximal femoral nail vs. dynamic hip screw in treatment of intertrochanteric fractures: a meta-analysis

Med Sci Monit. 2014 Sep 12;20:1628-33

Contributing Authors: K Zhang S Zhang J Yang W Dong S Wang Y Cheng M Al-Qwbani Q Wang B Yu

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Synopsis

Six prospective studies were included in this meta-analysis investigating the efficacy of proximal femoral nails (PFN) and dynamic hip screws (DHS) in the fixation of intertrochanteric fractures. Meta-analysis was performed of data on operative time, intraoperative blood loss, incision length, infection rate, lag screw cut-out rate, and reoperation rate. Results demonstrated shorter operative time...

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