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Management of subtrochanteric fractures with a sliding hip screw-plate device

Author(s): Shetty M | Kumar M | Ireshanavar S

Journal: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
ISSN 0019-5413

Volume: 39;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 237;
Date: 2005;
Original page

Keywords: Subtrochanteric fractures; Sliding screw plate.

Background: Subtrocahnteric fractures pose a problem in management. Methods: Twenty three subtrochanteric fractures were treated with sliding screw plate. Russell-Taylor Type II fractures were 78% and Type I were 22%. Results: Union was achieved in 21 patients. Fractures with medial cortical comminution were most unstable and were at great risk of complication. Conclusion: The sliding screw plate device is a reliable method of achieving union in subtrochanteric fractures in Russell Taylor type II fractures.
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