Two-hole side-plate DHS in the treatment of intertrochanteric fracture: Results and complications

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We reviewed 83 intertrochanteric fractures fixed with a 135 degree dynamic hip screw (DHS) and two-hole side-plate. The mean age was 72 years. There were 13 A1.1, 24 A1.2, 16 A2.1, 29 A2.2 and 1 A2.3 fractures. Established osteoporosis was seen in 55 patients. The mean time to union was 14.5 weeks. Sixty-eight percent had minimal collapse, 24% moderate and 8% severe. Over 80% of moderate and severe collapses were associated with osteoporosis and an unstable fracture pattern. There were four failures: two from lag screw cut-out and two from pull-out of the side-plate. © 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Laohapoonrungsee, A., Arpornchayanon, O., & Phornputkul, C. (2005). Two-hole side-plate DHS in the treatment of intertrochanteric fracture: Results and complications. Injury, 36(11), 1355–1360. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.injury.2005.04.014

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