Lengthening of the femur over an existing intramedullary nail.

@article{Kim2011LengtheningOT,
  title={Lengthening of the femur over an existing intramedullary nail.},
  author={Han Jo Kim and Austin Thomas Fragomen and Keith Reinhardt and James Jackson Hutson and S. Robert Rozbruch},
  journal={Journal of orthopaedic trauma},
  year={2011},
  volume={25 11},
  pages={681-4}
}
Leg length discrepancies can occur despite successful union of femur fractures after intramedullary nailing (IMN). Often, the leg length discrepancy can result in significant disability to the patient, altered gait biomechanics, pelvic obliquity, and pain. Therefore, a successful clinical result for such deformities after IMN involves addressing the leg length inequality. Femoral reconstruction with an osteotomy around an existing intramedullary nail was introduced to address axial deformity… CONTINUE READING
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