The measurements performed (diameter of femoral head, diameter of femoral neck, femoral neck length and intertrochanteric
line length) can serve as the basis for the identification of sex and may also serve as the basis for the formation of a reference standard for the Brazilian population.
Dynamic Hip Screw (DHS) is still considered the gold standard for treating intertrochanteric
fractures by many.
Caption: Figure 2 Surface parcellation of the proximal femur into five regions: femoral head (1, yellow), femoral neck (2, aqua), greater trochanter (3, green), intertrochanteric
region (4, pink), and subtrochanteric region (5, purple).
Which Fixation Device is Preferred for Surgical Treatment of Intertrochanteric
Hip Fractures in the United States?
The mortality rates of the 26 patients who had intertrochanteric
fractures treated with pertrochanteric fixator in our retrospective study were 23.07% within the first 30 days and 42.3% within 1 year.
Hip fractures in the elderly are commonly referred to as femoral neck fractures and intertrochanteric
fractures occurring in the elderly, aged 65 years and over. Hip fractures account for 7% of all adult whole-body fractures and 24% in geriatric populations., Hip fractures are related to high mortality, long-term disability, and reduced quality of life, and thus, they are the most serious complication of osteoporosis, imposing a heavy burden on the individual, family, society, and health-care system of China.,
Despite this risk, the overall protection from typical femoral neck and intertrochanteric
fractures generated by bisphosphonate use appears to outweigh the increased risk for atypical ST fractures .
fracture of an arthrodesed hip," Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, vol.
report a greater fall of Hb level in their 124 patients (2.23 g/dL Hb fall in subtrochanteric, 1.1 g/dL in intertrochanteric
and 0.7 g/dL in intracapsular fractures) (7).
We present the case of a 68-years-old male who underwent intertrochanteric
femur fracture repair using Dynamic hip screw in February 2016.
Objective: In this study, we aimed to evaluate the clinical and radiological results of posterior rotational intertrochanteric
osteotomy used in the treatment of residual femoral head deformity.
Patients were divided into two as patients with collum femoris fractures (group 1; n=23) and intertrochanteric
fractures (group 2; n=37).