Fractures of the osteoporotic proximal femur are a significant source of mortality and morbidity in today’s ageing population. Even with modern fixation techniques such as the sliding hip screw, a certain percentage of fixations will fail due to cut-out of the screw. This study presents a new method for augmenting hip screws with cement to reinforce the fixation.
Stoffel, K., Leys, T., Damen, N., Nicholls, R., & Kuster, M. (2008). A new technique for cement augmentation of the sliding hip screw in proximal femur fractures. Clinical Biomechanics, 23(1), 45-51. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2007.08.014