Intra & extramedullary fixation clinically similar for unstable intertrochanteric fracture
Intramedullary Versus Extramedullary Fixation for Unstable Intertrochanteric FracturesJ Bone Joint Surg Am. 2015 Dec 2;97(23):1905-12
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204 patients with an unstable intertrochanteric hip fracture were randomized to undergo fixation using either an intramedullary implant or extramedullary implant. The purpose of this study was to compare clinical outcomes, including the lower extremity measure (LEM), functional independence measure (FIM), timed "up and go" tests (TUG), and a timed two-minute walk test, and radiographical outcomes,...
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