Healing of 56 segmental femoral shaft fractures after locked nailing. Poor results of dynamization.

@article{Wu1997HealingO5,
  title={Healing of 56 segmental femoral shaft fractures after locked nailing. Poor results of dynamization.},
  author={Cheng-Ta Wu and Wen J. Chen},
  journal={Acta orthopaedica Scandinavica},
  year={1997},
  volume={68 6},
  pages={537-40}
}
We treated 56 consecutive acute segmental femoral shaft fractures with closed static locked nailing. 12 nails were dynamized after 6 (5-10) months due to slow fracture healing and 5 united after another 5 (3-8) months. The other 7 required cancellous bone grafting and all healed uneventfully 6 (5-8) months after grafting. Since dynamization did not promote healing in most of our cases we suggest early cancellous bone grafting in cases of delayed union. 

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