Acta Scientific Orthopaedics (ISSN: 2581-8635)

Review Article Volume 5 Issue 6

Intertrochanteric Fractures - Unsolved Enigma

Dilip Shah*

Attachments: Saifee, Nanavati, Cumballa Hill, St. Elizabeth Hospitals Mumbai, India

*Corresponding Author: Dilip Shah, Attachments: Saifee, Nanavati, Cumballa Hill, St. Elizabeth Hospitals Mumbai, India.

Received: January 24, 2022; Published: May 12, 2022


Intertrochanteric fractures of Femur are the commonest fractures. Varus collapse of the femoral neck and head Implants cutting out which makes revision surgery necessary. Uncontrolled shortening of the femoral neck Rigid distal tip Weakening of the hip abductor muscles making Revision surgery mandatory. Malrotation and Shortening of the neck and head Shaft fractures at the distal tip of the nail Leg length discrepancy, decreased strength, and impaired patient mobility leading to failure of procedure.


Keywords: Intertrochanteric Fractures an Enigma; Suggesting Solutions According to Situation; Better Outcome; Lesser Complications


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Citation: Dilip Shah. “Intertrochanteric Fractures - Unsolved Enigma". Acta Scientific Orthopaedics 5.6 (2022): 39-42.


Copyright: © 2022 Dilip Shah. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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