Intramedullary nailing of femoral fractures in children through the lateral aspect of the greater trochanter using a modified rigid humeral intramedullary nail: preliminary results of a new technique in 15 children.

@article{Gordon2004IntramedullaryNO,
  title={Intramedullary nailing of femoral fractures in children through the lateral aspect of the greater trochanter using a modified rigid humeral intramedullary nail: preliminary results of a new technique in 15 children.},
  author={Joe Eric Gordon and Nitin Khanna and Scott J. Luhmann and Matthew B. Dobbs and Madeleine Rush Ortman and Perry L. Schoenecker},
  journal={Journal of orthopaedic trauma},
  year={2004},
  volume={18 7},
  pages={
          416-22; discussion 423-4
        }
}
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the clinical results of intramedullary nailing of femoral shaft fractures using a rigid intramedullary nail placed through the lateral aspect of the greater trochanter in older children and adolescents. DESIGN A retrospective study was carried out evaluating all skeletally immature patients with femoral shaft fractures treated using a modified rigid humeral intramedullary nail. PATIENTS/PARTICIPANTS Fifteen children and adolescents with displaced femoral diaphyseal… CONTINUE READING
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