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Advances in Orthopedics
Volume 2018, Article ID 1326701, 7 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/1326701
Review Article

Management of Subtrochanteric Proximal Femur Fractures: A Review of Recent Literature

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Toledo Medical Center, Toledo, OH 43614-5807, USA

Correspondence should be addressed to Nabil Ebraheim; ude.odelotu@mieharbe.liban

Received 20 June 2018; Accepted 16 September 2018; Published 28 October 2018

Academic Editor: Allen L. Carl

Copyright © 2018 Christopher Jackson et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Subtrochanteric femur fractures are an uncommon injury in orthopedics, but when they are encountered they may present difficulties in management. The purpose of this paper is to examine the recent literature on the epidemiology, classification, initial evaluation, and definitely treatment for these injuries. These will assist the physician to determine the optimal treatment strategy and avoid potential surgical complication.