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ScientificWorldJournal. 2013;2013:834825. doi: 10.1155/2013/834825. Epub 2013 Feb 17.

Internal fixation of intertrochanteric hip fractures: a clinical comparison of two implant designs.

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  • 1Department of Orthopaedics, Affiliated Hospital of Nantong University, 20 Xisi Road, Nantong, Jiangsu Province 226001, China.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To compare two internal fixation devices clinically in stabilisation of intertrochanteric femur fractures.

METHODS:

Eighty-seven patients were randomised upon their admission to the hospital using a sealed envelope method. Forty-five were treated with proximal femur nail antirotation (PFNA) and 42 with reverse less invasive stabilisation system (LISS). The perioperative data were recorded and compared in relation to fracture type.

RESULTS:

In each type of fractures, no significant differences were found with respect to the blood loss, the quality of reduction, the time to bony healing, and the Harris hip score between the 2 groups. The mean duration of surgery was significantly longer in reverse LISS group than in PFNA group.

CONCLUSION:

Both the PFNA and the reversed LISS are effective in the treatment of different types of intertrochanteric femur fractures. PFNA is superior to reverse LISS in terms of surgical time, weight-bearing, and perhaps fluoroscopy time.

PMID:
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PMCID:
PMC3588189
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