, Volume 471, Issue 7, pp 2408-2410
Date: 01 May 2013

Letter to the Editor: Intramedullary Nails Result in More Reoperations Than Sliding Hip Screws in Two-part Intertrochanteric Fractures

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To the Editor:

We are interested in the article, “Intramedullary Nails Result in More Reoperations Than Sliding Hip Screws in Two-part Intertrochanteric Fractures” by Matre et al. [4]. The authors concluded that sliding hip screws likely are the preferred implant for simple two-part intertrochanteric fractures. The conclusion is useful to our clinical work. The Norwegian Hip Fracture Register (NHFR) is an outstanding management system for analysis and statistics involving hip fracture studies. Valuable information can be obtained from intertrochanteric fractures through this rich database. Based on large numbers of surgical procedures, the conclusions should be reliable and valuable. We benefitted from previous articles related to the NHFR [1, 4, 5] and we thank the study authors for their work.

Currently, there is no consensus regarding the best implant for different intertrochanteric fractures. However, there is a trend toward more intramedullary nailing in intertrochanteric fractures.

(Re: Matre K, Havelin LI, Gjertsen JE, Espehaug B, Fevang JM. Intramedullary nails result in more reoperations than sliding hip screws in two-part intertrochanteric fractures. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2013;471:1379–1386.)
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This comment refers to the article available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11999-012-2728-2.