Reducing complications in the surgical treatment of intertrochanteric fractures.

David Templeman, Michael R. Baumgaertner, Ross K. Leighton, Ronald W. Lindsey, Berton R. Moed

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The increasing number of hip fractures in the elderly constitutes a health care burden. The subset of unstable intertrochanteric hip fractures is important because the treatment of these fractures continues to be hampered by a moderate complication rate. Osteoporosis, fracture geometry, and the success of surgical treatment are strong predictors of outcome. The surgeon is in control of fracture reduction, implant selection, and implant placement, all of which must be optimized to ensure the success of surgical intervention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)409-415
Number of pages7
JournalInstructional course lectures
StatePublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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