International Orthopaedics (SICOT) (2017) 41:1845–1850 DOI 10.1007/s00264-017-3545-8 ORIGINAL PAPER The incidence of life threatening iatrogenic vessel injury following closed or open reduction and internal fixation of intertrochanteric femoral factures 1,2 1,2 1,2 1,2 1,2 David Segal & Eyal Yaacobi & Niv Marom & Victor Feldman & Elhan Aliev & 1,2 1,2 1,2 Ezequiel Palmanovich & Gabriel Bartal & Yaron S. Brin Received: 6 January 2017 /Accepted: 14 June 2017 /Published online: 1 July 2017 SICOT aisbl 2017 Abstract Introduction Aim of the study Bleeding due to a vascular injury is a possi- ble life-threatening complication of intertrochanteric femoral Intertrochanteric femoral fractures (IFF) are of the most fre- fracture internal fixation. Our goals were to find the current quent fractures in the elderly population . These fractures incidence of these events, and to describe the reasons, the are classified according to their pattern and stability; while presentation, and the treatment options. fractures with intact postero-medial cortex and minimal dis- Method We conducted a retrospective record review of 1,469 placement are considered stable, a comminution of this cortex patients who were operated upon at our institution due to and fracture segmentation leads to instability . As the sta- AO31A femoral fractures
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Published: Jul 1, 2017
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