Femoral shaft fractures--a study of closed reduction and open treatment.

@article{Ramey1960FemoralSF,
  title={Femoral shaft fractures--a study of closed reduction and open treatment.},
  author={E E Ramey},
  journal={California medicine},
  year={1960},
  volume={92},
  pages={
          150-4
        }
}
  • E E Ramey
  • Published in California medicine 1960
A comparative study was made of 58 cases of closed femoral shaft fractures treated by skeletal traction, and 24 cases of closed femoral shaft fractures treated by open reduction with internal fixation.Although complications occurred in some cases, intramedullary nailing appeared to be the most satisfactory method, resulting in primary union, in decreased time of recumbency and time in hospital, in earlier ambulation and in less residual disability. Success of intramedullary nailing depends… CONTINUE READING