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Les fractures pertrochantériennes du sujet âgé. Étude prospective non randomisée. [Pertrochanteric fracture in elderly subjects. Prospective non-randomized studies]
Schweizerische Medizinische Wochenschrift
English Abstract Journal Article --- Old month value: Dec 1
During a two-year period 237 patients were admitted for intertrochanteric fracture of the femur. 196 patients were included in this study with an average age of 79 years. Surgery comprised 163 nailings (Ender-Kempf), 31 blade plates and 2 prostheses. In this study the mortality rate and general complications were essentially related to the age and general condition of the patient; the general complications did not differ between methods. Walking ability at 6 months chiefly depended on the patient's general condition before the fall. The techniques allowing immediate weight-bearing diminished the length of hospitalization. Reoperation was required in 4% of nailings and 6.5% of blade plates.
Aged Aged, 80 and over Bone Nails Bone Plates Early Ambulation Fracture Fixation, Intramedullary/instrumentation/*methods Heparin/therapeutic use Hip Fractures/rehabilitation/*surgery Humans Length of Stay Middle Aged Postoperative Complications/prevention & control Thromboembolism/prevention & control
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