Bone and Joint Institute

Title

Hot topics in biomechanics: Hip fracture fixation

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2015

Journal

Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma

Volume

29

First Page

S1

Last Page

S5

URL with Digital Object Identifier

10.1097/BOT.0000000000000471

Abstract

© 2015 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved. Geriatric hip fractures continue to increase in frequency as the population ages, and intertrochanteric femur fractures are a significant part of these injuries. Plate fixation for intertrochanteric fractures of the proximal femur has been in use for many years, and application of the sliding hip screw has also been a mainstay of treatment. Recent data suggest there may be a benefit to using implants that add rotational stability to the proximal intertrochanteric fragment. Although preliminary data are promising, there is need for improved investigation to demonstrate the benefit of these new implant designs. In this era of increasing emphasis on cost, quality, and value, better data are needed to help clinicians determine the best therapy for their patients.

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