Intertrochanteric Fractures: Ten Tips to Improve Results

Haidukewych, George J.
March 2009
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Mar2009, Vol. 91-A Issue 3, p712
Academic Journal
The article presents an overview of ten tips that orthopedic surgeons can use to help improve the outcomes of older patients who have received treatments for intetrochanteric fractures. A discussion of the prevalence of intetrochanteric fractures among the frail elderly is presented. The importance of choosing the appropriation fixation device for the fractures, minimizing fracture fixation failures and recognizing and treating osteoporosis is discussed.


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