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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.

Authors
  • Guerra, Marcelo T E
  • Pasqualin, Sandro
  • Souza, Marcos Paulo
  • Lenz, Renata
Type
Published Article
Journal
Injury
Publication Date
Nov 01, 2014
Volume
45 Suppl 5
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/S0020-1383(14)70017-8
PMID: 25528621
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

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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