Davos Courses

Executive Editor: Joseph Schatzker, Peter Trafton

Authors: Ernst Raaymakers, Inger Schipper, Rogier Simmermacher, Chris van der Werken

Proximal femur - Femoral neck fracture, transcervical or basicervical - MIO - Cancellous screws

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Lateral approach

Lateral approach

The lateral approach is used for insertion of a sliding hip screw or multiple screws after closed reduction of a proximal femoral fracture. The incision can be extended proximally to accommodate a trochanteric stabilizing plate.


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