Intramedullary nailing versus locked plate for treating supracondylar periprosthetic femur fractures.

@article{Horneff2013IntramedullaryNV,
  title={Intramedullary nailing versus locked plate for treating supracondylar periprosthetic femur fractures.},
  author={John G. Horneff and John Alan Scolaro and Seyyed Mehdi Jafari and Amer Mirza and Javad Parvizi and Samir Mehta},
  journal={Orthopedics},
  year={2013},
  volume={36 5},
  pages={e561-6}
}
The objective of this study was to compare retrograde intramedullary femoral nailing with supracondylar locked screw-plate fixation for the treatment of periprosthetic femur fractures following total knee arthroplasty. Time to union and full weight bearing were the primary study outcomes, with perioperative blood loss, need for transfusion, need for revision surgery, and infection being the secondary outcomes. A retrospective review of 63 patients who sustained Rorabeck Type II periprosthetic… CONTINUE READING

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