WHITE4 Clinical Trial

Protocol for the World Hip Trauma Evaluation Four (WHITE4)

30 Jun 2017

Randomised controlled trial of X-Bolt vs SHS for the fixation of trochanteric fractures of the hip in adults: a protocol study for World Hp Trauma Evaluation 4 (WHITE4).

Sliding hip screw fixation is well established in the treatment of trochanteric fractures of the hip. The X-Bolt Dynamic Hip Plating System builds on the successful design features of the sliding hip screw but differs in the nature of the fixation in the femoral head. A randomised pilot study suggested that the X-Bolt might provide similar health-related quality of life while reducing the risk of revision surgery when compared with the sliding hip screw.

This is the protocol for a multi-centre randomised trial of sliding hip screw versus X-Bolt for patients 60 years and over treated for a trochanteric fracture of the hip.

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