Circumferential wires as a supplement to intramedullary nailing in unstable trochanteric hip fractures: 4 reoperations in 60 patients followed for 1 year

Ilija Ban, Lasse Birkelund, Henrik Palm, Michael Brix, Anders Troelsen

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    Abstract

    Fixation of unstable trochanteric fractures is challenging. Application of a circumferential wire may facilitate bone contact and avoid postoperative fracture displacement. However, the use of circumferential wires remains controversial due to possible disturbance of the blood supply to the underlying bone. We evaluated the results of applied circumferential wires, concentrating mainly on complications and reoperations.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalActa Orthopaedica
    Volume83
    Issue number3
    Pages (from-to)240-3
    Number of pages4
    ISSN1745-3674
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

    Keywords

    • Adult
    • Aged
    • Aged, 80 and over
    • Bone Wires
    • Female
    • Fracture Fixation, Intramedullary
    • Hip Fractures
    • Humans
    • Male
    • Middle Aged
    • Reoperation
    • Retrospective Studies
    • Weight-Bearing

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