[Retrospective analysis of healing problems after reamed and unreamed nailing of femoral shaft fractures].

@article{Orler2002RetrospectiveAO,
  title={[Retrospective analysis of healing problems after reamed and unreamed nailing of femoral shaft fractures].},
  author={Rene Orler and Siegfried Locher and Marc Lottenbach and Paul Friedhelm Heini and Reinhold Ganz},
  journal={Der Unfallchirurg},
  year={2002},
  volume={105 5},
  pages={431-6}
}
168 fractures of the femoral shaft treated by intramedullary nailing were analyzed retrospectively. From 1986-1992 116 fractures had been treated with the reamed AO universal nail (RFN) and from 1993-1996 52 fractures with the AO unreamed femoral nail (UFN). In 24% of the RFN-group and in 2% of the UFN-group (p < 0.0001) open reduction of the fracture had been necessary. The time to radiological consolidation was similar in both groups (18.1 weeks +/- 6.1 vs. 18.3 weeks +/- 5.7, [mean +/- SD… CONTINUE READING