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Comminuted Intertrochanteric Fractures Treated with a Leinbach Prosthesis

STERN, MARK, B.; ANGERMAN, ALEX

Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research: May 1987 - Volume 218 - Issue - p 75–80
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A series of 105 Type III and IV comminuted intertrochanteric fractures were treated by the insertion of a Leinbach prosthesis and followed for an average of 8.1 months. Based upon the results, the insertion of a Leinbach prosthesis is recommended for the elderly patient with a comminuted intertrochanteric fracture. Function is restored within a short period of time and allows unrestricted weight-bearing almost immediately. The hospital stay is shortened. The incidence of secondary operations, thrombophlebitis, pulmonary embolism, decubiti, and pneumonia is relatively low.

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