Treatment of trochanteric fractures of the femur: DHS or Gamma nail? – own experience Jerzy M. Jaworski, Tadeusz Sz. Gaździk, Marek Kaleta, Juliusz Dec, Ryszard Godula Ortop Traumatol Rehabil 2003; 5(1):53-59 ICID: 12444
Article type: Original article
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Background. The aim of proximal femur fractures treatment, which mostly concerns geriatric population, is quick restore the patient's health status to the level from before accident. Surgical treatment with stable fracture reduction is the procedure of choice. It is achieved mostly with DHS screws or the Gamma nail.
Material and methods. Our paper presents results of treatment with the Gamma nail of 206 patients with proximal femur fractures, author's own experience with indications of good points and faults of methods, possible difficulties and complications.
Results and Conclusions. In most of our patients the result obtained was good or satisfying, what let us recommend alternative use of DHS system and Gamma nail in most tochanteric fractures of the hip, with special attention to Gamma nail in treatment of unstable fractures or complications of others methods of stabilisation.
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