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Viva 50 

Viva 50
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Viva 50
Author(s):

Nev Davies

, Will Jackson

, Andrew Price

, Jonathan Rees

, and Chris Lavy

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199647095.003.0050
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date: 31 March 2020

Viva 50 shows a woman who fell while out shopping. Describe these radiographs, and explain who gets subtrochanteric fractures and how they are classified. How should this patient be managed in the pre-operative phase? How are these fractures fixed, and when can union be expected, and what is the risk of non-union?

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