Closed intramedullary nailing of the femur. Küntscher technique with reaming.

  title={Closed intramedullary nailing of the femur. K{\"u}ntscher technique with reaming.},
  author={Sigvard T Hansen and Robert A Winquist},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
Closed intramedullary reaming and nailing with a prebent cloverleaf nail provides a biomechanically ideal method of internal fixation for femoral fractures. With a properly trained surgical team and careful technical control, all the theoretical advantages of this technique can be realized. These include a very high union rate, minimal risk of infection, early mobilization, and shortened hospitalization. Reaming and insertion of the nail is performed through a starting point at the junction of… CONTINUE READING
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