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Wu H.,Youyi Branch | Zhang J.,Youyi Branch | Li Q.,Youyi Branch | Yuan Q.,Youyi Branch
Chinese Journal of Tissue Engineering Research | Year: 2015

BACKGROUND: Elderly patients have more loose bone. After fractures, bones are mostly crushed. Simultaneously, many elderly patients experience many internal diseases. Various organs have dysfunction. Surgery tolerance is poor, which also brings difficulty in treatment with internal fixator, and increases the risk of therapy. Thus, the choice of internal fixation method is not uniform. OBJECTIVE: To compare and analyze the repair effects of proximal femoral nail anti-rotation blade and anatomic proximal femoral locking plate in treatment of unstable intertrochanteric fractures in the elderly. METHODS: A total of 100 elderly patients with unstable intertrochanteric fractures were selected from the Youyi Branch, Kunshan First People’s Hospital from April 2011 to June 2013. They were randomly assigned to two groups. Patients in the experimental group received internal fixation with proximal femoral nail anti-rotation blade. Patients in the control group received anatomic proximal femoral locking plate. After treatment, follow-up was conducted. Operative indexes, postoperative Harris score for hip function and incidence of complications were compared and analyzed in both groups. RESULTS AND CONCLUSION: No significant difference in various indexes was detected in both groups (P > 0.05). Harris scores were significantly better in the experimental group than in the control group (P < 0.05). Postoperative complications were significantly less in the experimental group than in the control group (P < 0.05). These results indicated that internal fixation of proximal femoral nail anti-rotation blade for unstable intertrochanteric fractures in the elderly achieved satisfactory results in the recovery of joint function and had the advantage of few complications. Subject headings: Fracture Fixation; Internal Fixators; Follow-Up Studies. © 2015, Journal of Clinical Rehabilitative Tissue Engineering Research. All rights reserved.

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