intertrochanteric fracture

intertrochanteric fracture

fracture of the proximal femur located in the metaphyseal bone in the region between the greater and lesser trochanters.

intertrochanteric fracture

a crack in the proximal femur between the greater and the lesser trochanters that usually requires surgical intervention.

in·ter·tro·chan·ter·ic frac·ture

(in'tĕr-trō'kan-ter'ik frak'shŭr)
Fracture of the proximal femur located in the metaphysial bone in the region between the greater and lesser trochanters.
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Pseudoaneurysm of the profunda femoris artery due to intertrochanteric fracture of the hip.
The main findings of our study are increased Kyn/Trp ratio in patients with hip fracture with respect to healthy subjects and in patients with intertrochanteric fracture when compared to those with collum femoris fracture.
There were 32 cases of failed internal fixation of femoral neck fracture (FIFFNF) and 24 cases of failed internal fixation of intertrochanteric fracture (FIFIF).
An intertrochanteric fracture occurs between the greater trochanter, where the gluteus maximus, gluteus medius and minimus muscles (Hip extensors and abductors) attach and the lesser trochanter, where the iliopsoas muscle (Hip flexor) attaches.
Before surgery, both CRP and IL-6 levels in patients of intracapsular neck fracture and intertrochanteric fracture were significantly higher than other group patients [Figure 1].
000); There was no significant difference between the parameters of femoral neck fracture group and intertrochanteric fracture group (Table 1).
reported an 83-year-old female who had been treated with a Gamma nail for an unstable intertrochanteric fracture of the right hip [13].
Pseudoaneurysm of profunda femoris artery following intertrochanteric fracture of the hip.
The literature reports that there is an increased risk of death after intertrochanteric fracture, with 1-year mortality ranging from 8.
CASE * Leah J, age 87, tripped over a loose throw rug and fell, sustaining an unstable intertrochanteric fracture of her right hip.
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.