Lateral femoral traction pin entry: risk to the femoral artery and other medial neurovascular structures

@inproceedings{Kwon2010LateralFT,
  title={Lateral femoral traction pin entry: risk to the femoral artery and other medial neurovascular structures},
  author={John Y.H. Kwon and Catherine E Johnson and Paul T. Appleton and Edward K. Rodriguez},
  booktitle={Journal of orthopaedic surgery and research},
  year={2010}
}
BACKGROUND Femoral skeletal traction assists in the reduction and transient stabilization of pelvic, acetabular, hip, and femoral fractures when splinting is ineffective. Traditional teaching has recommended a medial entry site for insertion of the traction pin in order to minimize injury to the femoral artery as it passes through Hunter's canal. The present anatomical study evaluates the risk to the femoral artery and other medial neurovascular structures using a lateral entry approach… CONTINUE READING