Which Implant Is Better for Treating Reverse Obliquity Fractures of the Proximal Femur: A Standard or Long Nail?


Okcu G., ÖZKAYIN N. , OKTA C., Topcu I., AKTUGLU K.

CLINICAL ORTHOPAEDICS AND RELATED RESEARCH, vol.471, no.9, pp.2768-2775, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 471 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11999-013-2948-0
  • Title of Journal : CLINICAL ORTHOPAEDICS AND RELATED RESEARCH
  • Page Numbers: pp.2768-2775

Abstract

Reverse obliquity fractures of the proximal femur have biomechanical characteristics distinct from other intertrochanteric fractures and high implant failure rate when treated with sliding hip screws. Intramedullary hip nailing for these fractures reportedly has less potential for cut-out of the lag screw because of their loadbearing capacity when compared with extramedullary implants. However, it is unclear whether nail length influences healing.