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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 39-44

Intertrochanteric fracture: Relevant anatomy and classification

1 Department of Orthopaedics, Hind Institute of Medical Sciences, Sitapur, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Orthopaedics, Govt. Medical College, Jalpaiguri, West Bengal, India
3 Department of Orthopaedics, ESIC Medical College & Hospital Joka, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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Dr. Sanjay Keshkar
Department of Orthopaedics, ESIC Medical College & Hospital Joka, Kolkata, West Bengal
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijors.ijors_19_22

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Intertrochanteric fracture is one of the most common fractures around the hip especially in the elderly due to trivial trauma. This fracture is encountered by almost all Orthopaedic surgeon and hence appropriate knowledge of relevant anatomy and classification is very important to deal with such fractures. This article will highlight the relevant anatomy of intertrochanteric area and will provide an overview of various classification systems.

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