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Internal fixation of fractures of the neck of the femur in hemiplegic patients

Authors
Journal
Injury
0020-1383
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
10
Issue
4
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0020-1383(79)90044-5

Abstract

Abstract There was a history of hemiplegia due to stroke in 97 (6.5 per cent) of 1483 consecutive patients with fresh fractures of the neck of the femur. Both cervical and trochanteric fractures occurred significantly more often on the hemiplegic side. Internal fixation was technically satisfactory in trochanteric fractures, but failed frequently in cervical fractures.

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