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Which treatment is better when proximal femur fractures?

Which treatment is better when proximal femur fractures?

Proximal femur fractures are treated with surgery. Proximal femur fractures are treated by using IM nail or an extramedullary sliding hip screw (SHS) or hip arthroplasty methods depending on the condition of the patient or the choice of the surgeon.

What is a femur pinning?

Another name for hip pinning is fracture repair and internal fixation. Hip pinning uses pins, screws, or plates to help hold broken bones together so they can heal correctly. Your thighbone (femur) meets with your pelvis at your hip joint. This joint is called a ball-and-socket joint.

What are four proximal landmarks on the femur?


  • Proximal end – head, neck, greater trochanter, lesser trochanter, intertrochanteric crest.
  • Shaft – Borders: lateral and medial; Surfaces: anterior, medial, lateral; Ridges: lateral ridge (gluteal tuberosity), pectineal line, spiral line (these three lines converge and form the linea aspera)

Why is a femur fracture a medical emergency?

Open fractures have the potential for even greater blood loss. Because of the high rate of associated injuries, actively seek out other sources of blood loss in patients with femur fractures and hypovolemic shock.

Is femur fracture an emergency?

All femoral shaft fractures should be referred for an urgent orthopaedic assessment in the ED. Other indications for prompt consultation include: open fractures. neurovascular injury with fracture.

What kind of plate is the proximal femur?

The LCP Proximal Femoral Plate is a limited-contact stainless steel plate. The proximal portion of the plate is precontoured for the proximal femur. The two proximal screw holes are designed for 7.3 mm cannulated locking screws and the third locking hole is designed for 5.0 mm cannulated locking screws.

How to insert the LCP proximal femoral plate?

12 DePuy Synthes LCP Proximal Femoral Plate 4.5/5.0 Surgical Technique. Implantation Insert the screw, using fluoroscopy, with the screwdriver. This screw, as with all locking screws not protected by a torque limiting attachment, may be inserted using power. However, final seating and tightening must be done manu- ally.

Is the Synthes proximal femoral plate a locking screw?

The Synthes LCP Proximal Femoral Plate 4.5/5.0 is part of the LCP Periarticular Plating System, which merges locking screw technology with conventional plating techniques. LCP Periarticular Plating System

How big is the proximal femoral extension piece?

The extension pieces are used to extend the replacement length, and are available in 30mm through 80mm lengths in 10mm increments and 100mm through 220mm lengths in 20mm increments. This component features a male and a female taper to attach a stem to the proximal femoral component. The body segments have an overall diameter of 26mm.