Stabilization of intertrochanteric fractures with the Dynamic Martin Screw (DMS)


Pertrochanteric femur fractures do usually heal unless the patient dies prematurely of other complications. Frequent concomitant factors of problems in proximal femur fracture patients are advanced age, pronounced osteoporosis and multiple morbidities. Fracture type and subsequent selection of stabilisation method and implant may also represent relevant factors in the outcome. On the basis of these specific problems in patients with proximal femur fractures, any therapeutic concept must aim to harmonize the type of fracture treatment with the severity of fracture occurring.


Proximal Femur Femur Fracture Intertrochanteric Fracture Proximal Femur Fracture Femur Head Necrosis 


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© Steinkopff Verlag 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Rapp
    • 1
  1. 1.Clinic of Orthopaedic Surgery, Traumatology and Reconstructive Surgery Marienhospital StuttgartAcademic Hospital of the University of Tübingen, GermanyStuttgart

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