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Vol:6 Issue:4 Number:19 ISSN#:2564-2537
ACE Report #9583
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AAOS2017: Unlocked femoral nails safe and effective in stable intertrochanteric fractures

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OrthoEvidence. AAOS2017: Unlocked femoral nails safe and effective in stable intertrochanteric fractures. ACE Report. 2017;6(4):19. Available from:

Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Unlocked versus Dynamic and Static Distal Locked Femoral Nails in Stable Intertrochanteric Femoral Fractures: A Prospective Randomized Multicentric Study

Contributing Authors: V Caiaffa G Vicenti G Picca M Carrozzo A Abate C Mori V Freda B Moretti

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This ACE Report is a summary of a conference presentation or abstract. The information provided has limited the ability to provide an accurate assessment of the risk of bias or the overall quality. Please interpret the results with caution as trials may be in progress and select results may have been presented.


240 patients undergoing intramedullary nail fixation of stable intertrochanteric femoral fractures were randomized to three groups; static locking, dynamic locking, or no locking. Patients were assessed for intraoperative outcomes, and clinical outcome measure over 12-month follow-up. Patients in the unlocked groups had significantly decreased operative time, blood loss, total fluoroscopy time, an...

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