[Complications and errors in use of the gamma nail. Causes and prevention].

  title={[Complications and errors in use of the gamma nail. Causes and prevention].},
  author={Thomas Heinz and Vilmos V{\'e}csei},
  journal={Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift fur alle Gebiete der operativen Medizen},
  volume={65 11},
The analysis of 310 cases of fractures of the femur, treated with a Gamma-nail osteosynthesis, done in two clinics for trauma surgery in Vienna, revealed to a high number of complications. For this reason we decided to start an evaluation aming at complications in connection to this type of treatment, with 440 patients treated over a five year period. We observed 148 complications, which will be described. The intraoperative failures were as follows: False drilling during the interlocking… CONTINUE READING


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