Accurate guide wire of lag screw placement in the intertrochanteric fractures: a technical note

Abstract

Cephalomedullary fixations are commonly used in the treatment of intertrochanteric fractures. In clinical practice, one of the difficulties is when we exit the guide wire in a wrong position of femoral neck and insert near the hole again, the guide wire often flow into the previous track. This study develops a surgical technique to direct the guide wire to slip away the previous track and slip into a right position. When guide wire is exited to the cortex of femoral, we let the wire in and out at the cortical layer for several times to enlarge the entry hole. After that, electric drill is inverted, rubbed and entered slowly at a right angle. When guide wire encountered new resistance, the electric drill is turned back instantly. This technique can help trauma and orthopedic surgeons to obtain precision placement of the lag screw after the first try is failed.

DOI: 10.1007/s00402-017-2754-3

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@article{Li2017AccurateGW, title={Accurate guide wire of lag screw placement in the intertrochanteric fractures: a technical note}, author={Jiang Li and Liao Wang and Xue Li and Kai Feng and Jian Tang and Xiaoqing Wang}, journal={Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery}, year={2017}, volume={137}, pages={1219-1222} }