Treatment of subtrochanteric nonunions

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_10DB67F2E9CA
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Treatment of subtrochanteric nonunions
Journal
Injury
Author(s)
de Vries  J. S., Kloen  P., Borens  O., Marti  R. K., Helfet  D. L.
ISSN
0020-1383 (Print)
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2006
Volume
37
Number
2
Pages
203-211
Notes
DA - 20060127
LA - eng
PT - Journal Article
SB - IM
Abstract
The purpose of this retrospective study was to evaluate our results of treating subtrochanteric nonunions with a (AO/ASIF) blade plate. We treated a total of 32 patients (33 hips) with a subtrochanteric nonunion with a blade plate. Outcome measures were time to healing, complications after the index-operation and the Merle d'Aubigne hip score at follow-up. Union was achieved in 32 of the 33 hips after an average of 5 months. Complications were seen in nine patients (nine hips); five complications required re-intervention and four minor complications were treated conservatively. According to the Merle d'Aubigne hip score, 10 patients were rated as excellent, 15 as good and 7 as fair. This study shows that treatment of a subtrochanteric nonunion with a blade plate consistently leads to bony union with a good to excellent hip score in the vast majority of the patients (25 out of 33 hips)
Keywords
Adolescent/Adult/adverse effects/Aged/Aged,80 and over/Bone Plates/Cohort Studies/Female/Fracture Fixation/Fracture Healing/Fractures,Ununited/Hip Fractures/Humans/instrumentation/Male/methods/Middle Aged/Reoperation/Retrospective Studies/surgery/Treatment Outcome
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Web of science
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25/02/2008 12:59
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