[OCOSH Code: D006620 263229001 S72.2 WI_FR_F_H_ST]
Favourable fixation of unstable complex femoral fractures in the elderly population can be achieved with the Russell-Taylor reconstruction nail. However, use of this device in this frail population was associated with a high implant complication and mortality rate that undoubtedly reflected the severity of the injury sustained, co-morbidity within the...
Added: Wed Oct 27 2010
Lee & Ertl 2008
During the last 50 years, the treatment of subtrochanteric femur fractures has evolved with improved understanding of both fracture biology and biomechanics. Previously, nonsurgical treatment of these fractures was associated not only with significant shortening and malrotation but also with the morbidity and mortality of prolonged immobilization....
Added: Wed Mar 19 2008