A t-test was used to compare differences in mean cortical thickness between the femoral head, femoral neck, greater trochanter, intertrochanteric region, and subtrochanteric region between the osteoporotic proximal femur subjects.
Owing to the good blood supply in intertrochanteric femur fractures, conservative treatment is possible because of the low incidence of non-union and avascular necrosis, but the complications of immobilization in elderly patients lead to increased mortality and morbidity up to 60% with conservative treatment (1, 2).
This study aimed to assess the differences in proximal femoral geometry parameters between patients with femoral neck fractures and patients with intertrochanteric fractures to provide guidance for individualized customized prosthesis and accurate reconstruction of proximal femurs in elderly Chinese patients.
Smith & Nephew announced at the Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual Meeting in Orlando two new studies on patients recovering from hip fractures, showing 'positive' clinical results and cost savings through using its Intertan Intertrochanteric Antegrade.
Subsequent whole-body CT and nuclear medicine scan found multiple bilateral pulmonary nodules with central cavitation and a destructive right intertrochanteric lytic lesion with pathological fracture (Figure 3).