Hip Pinning, also known as “percutaneous screw fixation of the hip,” is a procedure in which the surgeon inserts 3 screws to stabilize the femoral head, or the “ball” of the hip, to the upper part of the thigh bone, or the “neck” of the hip. After placement of the screws, the fractured hip is stable enough to bear weight – allowing patients to begin walking immediately after surgery. Although the fracture still has to heal, this procedure usually can be done through a minimally invasive incision of about 3-4cm.
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