Intramedullary nailing of femoral shaft fractures. Part I: Decision-making errors with interlocking fixation.

@article{Brumback1988IntramedullaryNO,
  title={Intramedullary nailing of femoral shaft fractures. Part I: Decision-making errors with interlocking fixation.},
  author={Robert J. Brumback and Jim P. Reilly and Attila Poka and R P Lakatos and G H Bathon and Andrew R. Burgess},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={1988},
  volume={70 10},
  pages={1441-52}
}
Dynamic intramedullary fixation depends on the configuration of the fracture for postoperative stability. Unanticipated loss of reduction of the fracture after dynamic intramedullary nailing of the femur may result from errors in surgical decision-making, specifically the failure to insert both proximal and distal interlocking screws. Of 133 dynamic femoral intramedullary nailings that were performed after interlocking techniques became routinely available, fourteen (10.5 per cent) were… CONTINUE READING

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