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Trochanteric Fractures

  • M. R. Baumgaertner
  • C. M. Wahl
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Abstract

Trochanteric hip fractures are, in many ways, the paradigm for treatment of musculoskeletal illness in the elderly. These fracture types occur rarely in those younger than 65 years old, and then, usually under circumstances of severe trauma or neoplasm. The challenges presented to the orthopaedic surgeon in the treatment of pertrochanteric hip fractures are many, both in and out of the operating room. Not only does the surgeon contend with osteoporosis and significant fracture comminution in attempting to achieve a stable osteosynthesis in a weightbearing limb, but he or she must be cognizant of the impact of the fracture on the patient with regard to medical well-being, mental vigor, rehabilitation and the potential for ultimate independence.

Keywords

Trochanteric Fracture Intertrochanteric Fracture Gamma Nail Intertrochanteric Femoral Fracture Peritrochanteric Fracture 
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