Unstable femoral neck fractures treated with a 130 degrees blade plate.

Published online: Sep 27 1994

R Driesen, S Nijs, P L Broos, and G Fabry.

Department of Traumatologie, K.U. Leuven, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Belgium.


We reviewed 32 patients who sustained an unstable intracapsular hip fracture, treated with an AO 130 degrees blade plate. The low incidence in complications (avascular necrosis 7%, delayed union 3%, no nonunion or loss of fracture reduction) compares favorably with previous reports. Experience with this highly demanding surgical technique is however essential to obtain good results.