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External Fixation vs. Skeletal Traction for Treatment of Intertrochanteric Fractures in the Elderly

Gholam Hossein Kazemian 1 , Mohammad Emami 1 , Alireza Manafi 1 , Farideh Najafi 1 , * and Mohammad Amin Najafi 2
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1 Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Imam Hossein Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran
2 Medical Student Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, IR Iran
Article information
  • Trauma Monthly: February 1, 2016, 21 (1); e15477
  • Published Online: February 6, 2016
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Received: October 18, 2013
  • Revised: November 9, 2013
  • Accepted: January 28, 2014
  • DOI: 10.5812/traumamon.15477

To Cite: Kazemian G H, Emami M, Manafi A, Najafi F, Najafi M A. External Fixation vs. Skeletal Traction for Treatment of Intertrochanteric Fractures in the Elderly, Trauma Mon. 2016 ; 21(1):e15477. doi: 10.5812/traumamon.15477.

Abstract
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1. Background
2. Objectives
3. Patients and Methods
4. Results
5. Discussion
Acknowledgements
Footnote
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