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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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.
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.
Intertrochanteric fracture patients in the Peyser study were randomized to be treated by PC.
Helical blade vs telescoping lag screw for intertrochanteric fracture fixation.
Sub or intertrochanteric fracture following screw fixation of an intracapsular proximal femoral fracture: true complication or technical error.