Functional recovery of elderly patients with surgically-treated intertrochanteric fractures: preliminary results of a randomised trial comparing the dynamic hip screw and proximal femoral nail techniques.
At 1-year follow-up, functional recovery scores were similar in elderly patients treated with the DHS and PFN techniques. However, DHS-treated patients exhibited significant loss of function in the first 6 months after surgery, which did not occur in the PFN-treated group.
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