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Year : 2000  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 165-167

Ender's Nailing For Trochanteric Fractures In Elderly Patients

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Sansar Chand Sharma

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This study is an endeavour to assess the effectiveness of Ender’s nailing in trochanteric fractures in the elderly patients. Fifty eight patients with an average age of 66.3 years (range from 50 to 95 years) were operated. The follow-up period ranged from 9 months to 46 months, with an average of 30 months. There was no incidence of non-union, delayed union or deep would infection. Partial weight bearing could be started in the second week after operation in 86 percent and good to excellent functional results were obtained 84 percent of patients. The authors conclude that this method of limited operative trauma is ideally suited for the elderly and osteoporotic patients.

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