Mechanisms of Injury
Signs and Symptoms
Imaging and Other Diagnostic Studies
Pathoanatomy and Applied Anatomy
Management of Expected Adverse Outcomes and Unexpected Complications
Author’s Preferred Treatment
Summary, Controversies, and Future Directions
The author’s preferred treatment for all subtrochanteric fractures is a locked, trochanteric entry IM nail performed in a supine position on a fracture table as described above. This treatment method has demonstrated reliability in all patient populations presenting with a subtrochanteric fracture and, even if combined with a mini-open clamp-assisted reduction, is less invasive than plating techniques.