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Meta-analysis
ACE Report #7465
Ace Report Cover General Orthopaedics

PFNA preferable to DHS and Gamma nails for intertrochanteric fracture fixation


Study Type:Meta analysis
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:2

Proximal femoral nails antirotation, Gamma nails, and dynamic hip screws for fixation of intertrochanteric fractures of femur: A meta-analysis

Orthop Traumatol Surg Res. 2014 Dec;100(8):859-66

Contributing Authors: KL Ma X Wang FJ Luan HT Xu Y Fang J Min HX Luan F Yang H Zheng SJ He

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Synopsis

14 RCTs were identified for inclusion in this study comparing dynamic hip screw (DHS), gamma nail, and proximal femoral nail anti-rotation (PFNA) treatment options for intertrochanteric fractures. The purpose of this meta-analysis was to compare operative time, fluoroscopy time, blood loss, length of hospital stay, fixation failure, operative fracture of femur, later fracture of femur, reoperation...

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