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IntroductionFew clinical studies have analyzed the utility of distal interlocking screws in stable and unstable intertrochanteric fractures treated with intramedullary devices. We performed a prospective analysis comparing short unlocked versus short dynamic and short static distal locked intramedullary nails.Materials and methodsNine level-II trauma centres were involved in the study. 240 patients over the age of 65 with a stable (AO/OTA 31-A1) or unstable intertrochanteric fracture (AO/OTA 31-A2) were prospectively investigated. The same type of nail was used in every patient. Patients were randomly divided into 3 groups according to the type of distal locking used. Intra-operative variables were examined and patients were followed clinically and radiographically at 1, 3, 6, 12 months postoperatively. All complications were recorded.ResultsA total of 212 patients completed 1 year of follow-up visits. In the Unlocking …
Publication date: 
1 Nov 2018

V Ciaffa, G Vicenti, CM Mori, A Panella, V Conserva, G Corina, L Scialpi, M Speciale, A Fraccascia, G Picca, M Carrozzo, A Leone, A Morizio, A Abate, L Petrelli, A Aloisi, G Rollo, M Filipponi, V Freda, A Pansini, A Puce, S De Gabriele, G Solarino, B Moretti

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Volume: 49 Pages: S19-S25