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Table 3 Complications of conversion to total hip arthroplasty

From: Conversion to total hip arthroplasty after failed proximal femoral nail antirotations or dynamic hip screw fixations for stable intertrochanteric femur fractures: a retrospective study with a minimum follow-up of 3 years

Variable PFNA (n = 72) DHS (n = 70) P value
Total complications 15 31 0.003
 Patients affected 15 (20.8%) 31 (42.9%) 0.003
Medical complications 3 5 0.442
 Patients affected 3 (4.2%) 5 (7.1%) 0.442
  Urinary tract infection 1 1 1.000
  Pulmonary embolism 0 2 0.241
  Atrial fibrillation 2 0 0.497
  Acute renal failure 0 2 0.241
Orthopaedic complications 12 26 0.011
 Patients affected 12 (16.7%) 26 (37.1%) 0.011
  Periprosthetic fracture 3 (4.2%) 11 (15.7%) 0.021
  Prosthetic instability 1 2 0.617
  Dislocation 1 3 0.363
  Limb length discrepancy (>2.5 cm) 1 2 0.617
  Abductor tendon deficiency 2 2 1.000
  Heterotopic ossification 1 1 1.000
  Intraoperative nerve injury 1 1 1.000
  Aseptic loosening 0 1 0.241
  Periprosthetic infection 2 2 1.000