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Volume:5 Issue:6 Number:24 ISSN#:2563-5476
ACE Report #9710
Ace Report Cover Trauma

COA2017: Sliding hip screw versus cancellous screws for fixation of femoral neck fractures

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

A trial of fracture fixation in the operative management of hip fractures

Contributing Authors: EH Schemitch

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1079 patients with a femoral neck fracture were randomized to fixation using either a sliding hip screw or multiple cancellous screws. Patients were assessed over a 24-month postoperative period for rates of reoperation. Overall, no significant difference between groups was observed in reoperation rate: 19.7% following fixation with a sliding hip screw group and 21.8% following fixation with multi...

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