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SYMPOSIUM: TROCHANTERIC FRACTURE
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 35-38

Management of unstable trochanteric fracture in elderly


Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Jalpaiguri Govt. Medical College and Hospitals, Jalpaiguri, West Bengal, India

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Prof. Ananda Kisor Pal
Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Jalpaiguri Govt. Medical College and Hospitals, Jalpaiguri, West Bengal
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijors.ijors_18_22

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Fracture around the trochanter is one of the most common fractures of the hip especially in the elderly with osteoporotic bones, usually due to low-energy trauma like simple falls within the height of individual. The unstable trochanteric fractures with poor bone quality require accurate planning and judicial surgical management for their osteosynthesis by stable fixation as well as strict postoperative care to avoid fixation failure. The purpose of this article is to discuss management of unstable trochanteric fractures.


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