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Trochanteric and subtrochanteric fractures

Martyn J. Parker

in Oxford Textbook of Trauma and Orthopaedics

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780199550647
Published online April 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199608249 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199550647.003.012052

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Trochanteric and subtrochanteric fractures

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Traction is not useful for trochanteric fractures

Surgery should not be delayed unless the medical condition of the patient can be improved

Dynamic implants are best (sliding hip screw best)

Early full weight bearing should be achieved

Most patients return to their own home.

Chapter.  6312 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery ; Surgical Skills

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