Application of Wire-Assisted Reduction Guided by Minimally Invasive Wire Introducer in the Treatment of Irreducible Femoral Intertrochanteric Fractures [post]

Xiaocong Lin, Xiuxi Huang, Kaibin Fang, Qingfeng Ke, Shaojian Shi, Zhangsheng Dai
2020 unpublished
Background: Open reduction was often required in the treatment of irreducible femoral intertrochanteric fractures. A minimally invasive wire introducer was designed to assist the reduction of such fractures. The aim of our study was to investigate the clinical outcomes of this technique.Methods: Between 2013 and 2018, 92 femoral intertrochanteric fracture patients who were treated with intramedullary nail fixation and difficult reduction using the traction beds were retrospectively reviewed.
more » ... ision for surgery was based on the displacement of the fracture. The patients was divided into two groups, 31 in the control group and 61 in the observation group. The control group were received open reduction operation. And the observation group still received the closed reduction operation, using minimally invasive wire introducer to guide the wire and assist the fracture reduction. The operation time, blood loss, VAS scores, angulation, reduction, neck-shaft angle, redisplacement, limb length discrepancy, and union time were recorded.Results: All patients of two groups were successfully operated and were followed up for an average of 23.8 months. There was no statistical difference in baseline data between the two groups. The observation group had shorter operation time, lower VAS score and less intraoperative bleeding. And the datas are statistically different.Conclusion: Minimally invasive wire introducer is a good technology to guide the wire for irreduciblr femoral intertrochanteric fracture reduction. Using this technique, irreduciblr femoral intertrochanteric fractures could be restored and good clinical outcome was achieved.Level of evidence: Level IV; Case Series; Treatment Study
doi:10.21203/ fatcat:flczkr3sbbaotjfnqbfvib6ro4