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ACE Report #9168
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Manual traction vs traction table for intramedullary nailing of intertrochanteric fracture


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:2

Traction table versus manual traction in the intramedullary nailing of unstable intertrochanteric fractures: A prospective randomized trial

Injury. 2016 Jul;47(7):1547-54

Contributing Authors: E Sahin M Songur M Kalem S Zehir MA Aksekili S Keser A Bayar

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Synopsis

72 elderly patients with an unstable intertrochanteric fracture were randomized to receive traction table facilitated intramedullary nailing or manual traction intramedullary nailing. The purpose of this study was to compare the two methods of traction in terms of their surgical, functional, and radiographic outcome. Duration of preparation and total anesthesia time were significantly shorter in t...

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