Surgical outcomes better with PFN vs. DHS in treatment of intertrochanteric fractures
Proximal femoral nail vs. dynamic hip screw in treatment of intertrochanteric fractures: a meta-analysisMed Sci Monit. 2014 Sep 12;20:1628-33
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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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