Pertrochanteric Fixator

The Pertrochanteric Fixator™ treats intertrochanteric hip fractures without fracture exposure. Its application reduces operative time and transfusion rates. The stable construct and OsteoTite coated half pins allows early weight bearing with a secure, bone to pin interface.1,2

Physician Benefits

  • Minimal incision
  • Reduced operative time1,2
  • Reduced pain1,2
  • Reduced blood transfusion rates1,2
  • Maintained neck shaft angle during bone healing
  • Early ambulation1,2
  • Clamp adjusts for variable screw placement
  • Minimally i​​​nvasive fracture repair

Patient Benefits

  • Minimally i​​​nvasive fracture repair

Indications

Intertrochanteric hip fractures.​

Contraindications

  • Patients with mental or physiological conditions who are unwilling or incapable of following postoperative care instructions.
  • Patients with severe osteoporosis, patients who are HIV positive and patients with severe, poorly controlled diabetes mellitus.
  • Patients with foreign body sensitivity where material sensitivity is suspected, tests should be made prior toimplanting.

Support Materials

Footnotes

  1. Moroni A, Faldini C, Pegreffi F, Hoang-Kim A, Vannini F, Giannini S. Dynamic hip screw compared with external fixation for treatment of osteoporotic pertrochanteric fractures. A prospective, randomized study. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2005 Apr;87(4):753-9.
  2. Vossinakis IC, Badras LS. The external fixator compared with the sliding hip screw for pertrochanteric fractures of the femur. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2002 Jan;84(1):23-9.​