The patient should be supine on the operating table on traction.
The patient’s leg should be internally rotated by around 10 degrees.
I would perform a direct lateral incision.
I would make a 10-15cm incision starting two finger-widths distal to the greater trochanter.
I would dissect through skin, subcutaneous tissue, the fascia lata and split the vastas lateralis.
135 degree plate
2.5mm DHS guidewire
The guidewire should be placed with a tip-apex distance of <25mm
Posterior inferior positions are superior to anterior superior positions.
The theatre assistant hands you the triple reamer. The triple reamer is pictured below.
Insert the DHS screw
Tap the DHS plate down to the bone
Fix the DHS plate using cortex screws