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Intraoperative Estimation of Tip-apex Distance

Berstock, James Robert MBChB, MRCS; Bradford, Oliver James MBChB, MRCS

Techniques in Orthopaedics: March 2012 - Volume 27 - Issue 1 - p 83
doi: 10.1097/BTO.0b013e31823d7bba

The authors describe a technique for achieving a good tip-apex distance intraoperatively, whilst performing a dynamic hip screw for the treatment of fractured neck of femur.

Avon Orthopaedic Centre, Southmead Hospital, Bristol, Avon, UK

The authors declare that they have nothing to disclose.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to James Robert Berstock, MBChB, MRCS, Avon Orthopaedic Centre, Southmead Hospital, Southmead Road, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, Avon BS10 5NB, UK. E-mail:

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.