AAOS 2016: Short vs. long IMN fixation for intertrochanteric hip fracture patients
Short versus Long Intramedullary Nail Fixation for Treatment of Unstable Intertrochanteric Hip Fractures
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40 patients with intertrochanteric hip fractures were randomized to fixation with either a short intramedullary nail (IMN) or long IMN. The purpose of this study was to compare the two methods in terms of estimated blood loss, operative time, transfusion rate, and occurrence of complications or revisions. Findings indicated significantly lower estimated blood loss and shorter operatve time for sho...
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