Are Two Screws Enough for Fixation of Femoral Neck Fractures? A Case Series and Review of the Literature
K.C Xarchas*, C.D Staikos, S Pelekas, T Vogiatzaki, K.J Kazakos, D.A Verettas
Orthopaedic Department, Democritus University of Thrace, Alexandroupolis, Greece
There is still a controversy in literature regarding the treatment of subcapital fractures of the hip with internal fixation. Different methods have been tested and studies such as in cadavers mainly prejudge the three cannulated screws application. We present a series of 20 patients in which percutaneous fixation with two parallel cannulated screws under specific technical conditions has led to an uneventful fracture union. No complications were observed at a one year follow-up. Reviewing the literature we found no previous clinical studies on the subject.
Received Date: 13/9/2007 Revision Received Date: 9/10/2007 Acceptance Date: 17/10/2007 Electronic publication date: 8/11/2007 Collection year: 2007
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