Are Two Screws Enough for Fixation of Femoral Neck Fractures? A Case Series and Review of the Literature
K.C Xarchas*, C.D Staikos, S Pelekas, T Vogiatzaki, K.J Kazakos, D.A Verettas
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2007
First Page: 4
Last Page: 8
Publisher ID: TOORTHJ-1-4
Article History:Received Date: 13/9/2007
Revision Received Date: 9/10/2007
Acceptance Date: 17/10/2007
Electronic publication date: 8/11/2007
Collection year: 2007
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There is still a controversy in literature regarding the treatment of subcapital fractures of the hip with internal fixation. Different methods have been tested and studies such as in cadavers mainly prejudge the three cannulated screws application. We present a series of 20 patients in which percutaneous fixation with two parallel cannulated screws under specific technical conditions has led to an uneventful fracture union. No complications were observed at a one year follow-up. Reviewing the literature we found no previous clinical studies on the subject.