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The Sliding Hip Screw Is Better Than Short Femoral Nails for Extracapsular Femoral Fracture

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For correspondence: M. Parker, Orthopaedic Department, Peterborough District Hospital, Thorpe Road, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire PE3 6DA, United Kingdom. E-mail address: mjparker@doctors.org.uk
Parker MJ, Handoll HH. Gamma and Other Cephalocondylic Intramedullary Nails Versus Extramedullary Implants for Extracapsular Hip Fractures.
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J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2004 Aug 01;86(8):1836-1836
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Question: In patients with extracapsular proximal femoral fractures, how do cephalocondylic intramedullary nails compare with extramedullary fixation implants?Data sources: Studies were identified by searching the Cochrane Musculoskeletal Injuries Group trials register (up to May 2003), MEDLINE, EM-BASE/Excerpta Medica, and CINAHL; hand-searching 9 orthopaedic journals; scanning the reference lists of studies and reviews; and contacting manufacturers of the Gamma nail and the intramedullary hip screw (IMHS).
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