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A Journal on Orthopedics and Traumatology

Official Journal of the Piedmontese-Ligurian-Lombard Society of Orthopedics and Traumatology
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Ferquency: Quarterly

ISSN 0026-4911

Online ISSN 1827-1707

 

Minerva Ortopedica e Traumatologica 2002 March;53(1):37-119

    CASE REPORT

Is synthesis always the right indication for stable intertrochanteric fractures? A case report

Fumero S., Castoldi F., Rossi M. C., Dettoni F.

A case is reported of an intertrochanteric fracture treated with DHS sliding screw in which dislocation of synthesis device and, as a consequence of its removal, a new fracture at the site of cefalic lag and plate screws occurred. Causes of synthesis failure and of second fracture and their possible reasons have been analysed: poor bone quality, errors in surgical technique, bone weakening due to cortical and lag screws, cancellous degeneration of femoral cortical bone, presence of unrecognized small fractures, altered geometry and biomechanics of the hip, lack of patient in collaboration.

language: Italian


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