• The Oxford Trauma Team
  • Locking plate fixation vs retrograde intramedullary nail fixation.

Trial of Acute Femoral Fracture Fixation (TrAFFix), a feasibility study

For patients with an acute, fragility fracture of the distal femur, is there a clinical and cost-effectiveness difference between locking plate fixation and retrograde intramedullary nail fixation?

Funding Acknowledgement:
This project was funded by the National Institute for Health Research Health Technology Assessment programme (project number (15/59/22))



Fractures of the distal femur are increasingly common injuries with an estimated incidence of 10 per 100,000. This study will investigate the commonest fracture subtype - fragility fractures sustained by elderly patients after a fall from a standing height, often as a consequence of osteoporosis.

Recruitment Progress:
Latest participant recruited from: Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth
Date of most recent recruitment: Friday, 14th July 2017