Bioceramics Development and Applications

ISSN: 2090-5025

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Preventing Contralateral Hip Fractures in the Elderly: Case Reports on Using a New Percutaneous Internal Fixation Device to Reinforce the Proximal Femur in Case of a First Low-Energy Hip Fracture


Pieter RF, Dragos S , Tatiana BH and Tamas I

Hip fracture in frail people is an increasing problem with a major socio-economic impact. Besides, a first hip fracture is often followed by a second fracture of the opposite hip in the following years. The authors report on four cases with extra-capsular hip fractures treated not, only for the fracture but also to avoid future contralateral fracture by implanting an innovative device as a preventive measurement.


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