Provisional Fixation of Unstable Basicervical Femoral Neck Fractures: A Survey of OTA Members



The aim of this study is to identify current techniques of provisional fixation of rotationally unstable basicervical femoral neck fractures in elderly patients among orthopaedic trauma surgeon members of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA). This survey will be used to guide a planned biomechanical study aimed at comparing the torsional stability of three different provisional fixation constructs in a basicervical fracture model after anatomical reduction.