Research Article| Volume 41, ISSUE 4, P348-351, April 2010

Internal fixation of intracapsular hip fractures with a dynamic locking plate: Initial experience and results for 83 patients treated with a new implant


      The results of treatment for 83 patients treated with a new implant designed specifically for the internal fixation of intracapsular hip fractures are reported. Nonunion occurred in one out of the 37 undisplaced fractures (3%) and seven out of the 46 displaced fractures (15%). In addition, four patients developed avascular necrosis (5%), one developed a fracture around the distal screws and another developed deep wound infection. The functional recovery at patients at 1 year was excellent. The results to date for this new implant suggest that it may lead to reduced fracture-healing complications in comparison to the currently used methods of internal fixation.


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