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Table 1 Cohort characteristics

From: Routine early post-operative X-ray following internal fixation of intertrochanteric femoral fractures is unjustified: a quality improvement study

Characteristic Cohort (N = 100)
Age Mean = 79.8 years
Sex
 Men 26
 Women 74
Pre-operative ambulation
 Independent 49
 Cane-assisted 13
 Walker-assisted 29
 Wheelchair 1
 Bed ridden 5
Fracture type
 AO31A1 25
 AO31A2 54
 AO31A3 21
Fixation typec
Dynamic hip screw 16
Intramedullary nail 84
 Gamma3 62
 PFT 4
 Zimmer 9
PFNA 9
TADa 21.63 mm (SD = 3.53)
NSAb 129.29° (SD = 5.89)
Fixator location
 Center-center 81
 Center-inferior 16
 Posterior-inferior 2
 Posterior-center 1
  1. aTAD tip apex distance
  2. bNSA neck shaft angle
  3. cFixation devices: Gamma3® (Stryker, MI); PFNA® (DePuy Synthes, PA); Targon® PFT/PF, (Aesculap, PA); Zimmer’s nail®, (Zimmer, IN); Dynamic hip screw (Smith & Nephew, Memphis, TN)