The deforming forces across a STF are much greater than across an intertrochanteric fracture
, and larger weights, applied using skeletal traction through a tibial pin, are recommended.
If a four-holed Medoff plate is used for treatment of an unstable or reverse obliquity intertrochanteric fracture
, the plate should serve as a lateral buttress for the proximal fragment or a stronger, six-holed plate (the four-hole plate does not have a horizontal strut for reinforcement, which the six-hole plate has) should be used.
The literature reports that there is an increased risk of death after intertrochanteric fracture
, with 1-year mortality ranging from 8.
1,9,10) More specifically, lower premorbid function, older than 80 years, and having an intertrochanteric fracture
have been shown to result in higher likelihood of not being discharged directly home.
Main clinical characteristic were Intertrochanteric fracture
In some cases the intertrochanteric fracture
is multifragmentary and reversed and separates the greater trochanter completely from the femur.
We report a cardiac arrest after a continuous psoas compartment block in an 86-year-old, ASA PS III, female patient scheduled for surgical treatment of a right intertrochanteric fracture
patients in the Peyser study were randomized to be treated by PC.
Vascular injury by an intertrochanteric fracture
Helical blade vs telescoping lag screw for intertrochanteric fracture
Sub or intertrochanteric fracture
following screw fixation of an intracapsular proximal femoral fracture: true complication or technical error.
with subtrochanteric extension, or 6.