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Treatment of pertrochanteric and subtrochanteric fractures of the femur by the Ender method.
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PMID:  445904     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The Ender method consists of insertion of round, flexible, condylocephalic intramedullary nails. In 104 patients with a median age of 77 years and 80% older than 70 years, the morbidity was high (owing to concomitant diseases in 73%). Follow-up examination of survivals showed good functional results. There was some tendency to shortening, more than 2 cm in 15% of the patients. External rotation deformity of more than 20 degrees was observed in 15% of patients. Towards the end of the series when precautionary measures were taken to avoid this, the number of patients with such deformity decreased. The advantages of the Ender method are: a short operation time, minor operative trauma and early mobilization and weight-bearing. Because of some rotational instability the method should be reserved for patients older than 65--70 years.
T S Raugstad; A Mølster; W Haukeland; O Hestenes; S Olerud
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical orthopaedics and related research     Volume:  -     ISSN:  0009-921X     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Orthop. Relat. Res.     Publication Date:    1979 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-08-29     Completed Date:  1979-08-29     Revised Date:  2005-03-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0075674     Medline TA:  Clin Orthop Relat Res     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  231-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Follow-Up Studies
Fracture Fixation, Intramedullary / methods
Hip Fractures / complications,  mortality,  surgery*
Middle Aged
Postoperative Care
Postoperative Complications
Preoperative Care

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