Title: Unstable femoral neck fractures in young adults: treatment with the AO 130-degree blade plate
Authors: Broos, Paul ×
Vercruysse, R
Fourneau, Inge
Driesen, R
Stappaerts, Karel #
Issue Date: 28-Jul-1998
Publisher: Raven Press
Series Title: Journal of orthopaedic trauma vol:12 issue:4 pages:235-39; discussion 240
Abstract: OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical outcome of the treatment of unstable femoral neck fractures using the AO 130-degree blade plate. DESIGN: Between 1980 and 1994, thirty-four consecutive patients younger than age fifty years with an unstable intracapsular femoral neck fracture (Garden Types III-IV) were treated with internal fixation. SETTING: University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium. INTERVENTION: The AO 130-degree blade plate with an antirotation, 6.5-millimeter, partially threaded cancellous lag screw was used. RESULTS: Nineteen (63.3 percent) patients had an excellent result, seven (23.3 percent) had a good result, three (10 percent) had a fair result, and one (3.3 percent) had a poor result. Delayed union was observed in one case, and avascular necrosis was observed in two cases. Two implants perforated the subchondral bone. CONCLUSION: Stable fixation with the AO 130-degree blade plate avoids damage to the adjacent blood supply to the femoral head and appears to guarantee a good final outcome of unstable intracapsular femoral neck fractures in young adults.
ISSN: 0890-5339
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Research Group for Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
Vascular Surgery
Traumatology Section (-)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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