Score results of the analysis of reduction and internal fixation

We investigated the role of the technical execution of internal fixation and also the importance of biologic and biomechanical factors (osteoporosis, fracture type) with the goal to reduce the incidence of loss of reduction. The majority of scoring systems in orthopedics and traumatology compare the functional (at best also the social) state before and after surgery. They are supposed to allow a conclusion as to the efficacy of the method used and to permit a comparison with other methods (Parker and Maheshaer, 1997). Such a comparison raises doubts, in particular, when material has been collected from two or more hospitals or even from different countries. If the quality of execution is not taken into consideration and if errors have been excluded, one cannot

Table 11. Assessment of complications after cannulated screw fixation done during the years 1993 and 1994 using our scoring system good acceptable faulty poor total

Table 11. Assessment of complications after cannulated screw fixation done during the years 1993 and 1994 using our scoring system good acceptable faulty poor total

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