Table 2

Complication rates
Study group Control group p value
(n = 70) (n = 173)
Intraoperative Complications
shaft fissure [n] (%) 3 (4.3) 9 (5.2) 0.77
shaft fracture [n] (%) 1 (1.4) 2 (1.2) 0.86
Shaft perforation [n] (%) 2 (2.9) 4 (2.3) 0.80
Avulsion of greater trochanter [n] (%) 1 (1.4) 3 (1.7) 0.87
Sum [n] (%) 7 (10) 18 (10.4) 0.93
Postoperative Complications
Dislocations [n] (%) 5 (7.1) 10 (5.8)
  Closed reduction [n] (%) 2 (2.9) 5 (2.9)
  Open reduction [n] (%) 3 (4.3) 5 (2.9)
Periprosthetic fracture [n] (%) 1 (1.4) 5 (2.9)
Aseptic loosening [n] (%) 1 (1.4) 5 (2.9)
Periprosthetic infections [n] (%) 1 (1.4) 3 (1.7)
  Early infection [n] (%) 0 (0) 0 (0)
  Late infection [n] (%) 1 (1.4) 3 (1.7)
Postoperative complications [n] (%) 8 (11.4) 23 (13.3)
Revision surgery required [n] (%) 6 (8.6) 19 (11)
Failure rate [n] (%) 3 (4.3) 8 (4.6)

Summary of intraoperative and postoperative complications.

Wimmer et al.

Wimmer et al. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:19   doi:10.1186/1471-2474-14-19

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