Optimizing Stability in Femoral Neck Fracture Fixation.

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Summary of "Optimizing Stability in Femoral Neck Fracture Fixation."

Optimizing stability of femoral neck fracture fixation is important in obtaining a successful outcome. The mechanical problems and strategies for achieving optimal stability differ depending on patients' age and degree of osteoporosis. Femoral neck fractures in younger adults usually result from high-energy trauma and have a vertical fracture pattern. Strategies for optimizing fixation stability in this group include placing additional screws at right angles to the fracture plane and medial buttress plate augmentation. In elderly patients, screw position relative to the intact cortical femoral neck bone is of critical importance. Additional strategies for optimizing fixation stability in this group include the concept of length stable fixation, use of adjunctive calcium phosphate cement, and use of novel fixed angle fixation implants. [Orthopedics. 2015; 38(10):625-630.].


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Name: Orthopedics
ISSN: 1938-2367
Pages: 625-630


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