Analysis of cause of collapse and Non-union After Internal Fixation of Intertrochanteric Fracture

Seung Woo Suh, Chang Ryong Hur, Jung Ho Park, Jun Seok Hong, Woo Nam Moon
1999 Journal of the Korean Fracture Society  
Sixty-five Intertrochanteric hip fractures were analyzed radiologically to study the factors affecting postoperative stability. Fractures were evaluated by measuring shortening and angulation, collapse of telescoping device when utilized, and migration of the fixation device within the femoral head. Fractures were classified according to their stability preoperatively and the reduction of lessor trochanteric fracture fragment postoperatively. The failure rate and postoperative stability were
more » ... e stability were then compared on terms of severity of osteoporosis, type of fracture, existence of reduction of lessor trochanter fragment Results indicated that the severity of osteoporosis was not related to the group of fracture, which determines stability of fracture. Regarding the rate of bone union, anatomically reduced
doi:10.12671/jksf.1999.12.4.812 fatcat:luheszanfveadb4g2poqbu4bqq