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[Comment] Fixation methods in the management of hip fractures

The method of surgical intervention for fixation of femoral neck fractures remains controversial. Irrespective of fixation method, reoperations are common, ranging from approximately 10% to 50%.1,2 One surgical method, the single large-screw and side-plate (sliding hip screw), is thought to provide greater biomechanical stability than multiple cancellous screws.3,4 However, multiple cancellous screws have the benefit of being less invasive and potentially offering better preservation of femoral head blood supply.

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