Annual Report

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 - ORIF - Cancellous screws

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Glossary

Anterolateral approach

The anterolateral approach (Watson-Jones) provides somewhat limited access to the hip joint along with the lateral proximal femur and can be used for open reduction of displaced femoral neck fractures, and some femoral head fractures. 

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The anterior approach (iliofemoral or Smith-Peterson) provides the most direct access to the anterior aspect of the hip.

Iliofemoral approach

The anterior approach (iliofemoral or Smith-Peterson) provides the most direct access to the anterior aspect of the hip.

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