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Failure after intramedullary nailing for geriatric trochanteric fracture: does quality of fracture reduction on the AP and late

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Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
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This study aimed to investigate the failure of trochanteric fracture fixation according to the quality of fracture reduction on the anteroposterior (AP) and lateral views.


Data from 340 female and 152 male patients ≥ 60 years of age who underwent intramedullary nailing for a trochanteric fracture between 2016 and 2020 were analysed retrospectively. The quality of fracture reduction was classified as type A, type E, and type I on the AP view and type N, type A, and type P on the lateral view according to the relative position of the proximal and distal fragments. The failure rate was evaluated and compared according to the quality of fracture reduction. The risk factors of the fixation failure were investigated by comparison of variables between patients with and without failure and by regression analysis.


Patients with poor reduction, type I and type P had higher failure rates. However, a statistically significant difference was found only for patients with poor reduction (type P) on the lateral view (p < 0.001). Patients with failure showed significantly higher rates of poor reduction on the lateral view and AO/OTA type A3 fractures. The regression analysis also showed that poor reduction on the lateral view (odds ratio [OR] 12.70; 95% confidence interval [CI] 4.0-40.6; p < 0.001) and AO/OTA type A3 fractures (OR 5.40; 95% CI 1.24-23.49, p = 0.025) were risk factors for failure.


Poor reduction such as type P reduction was associated with failure after intramedullary nailing for trochanteric fractures. Surgeons should check the quality of fracture reduction carefully with the proper fluoroscopic view to prevent failure in geriatric patients with trochanteric fractures.

PMID: 38167750