Mechanical failure of the intramedullary hip screw in a subtrochanteric femoral fracture.

@article{Rantanen1996MechanicalFO,
  title={Mechanical failure of the intramedullary hip screw in a subtrochanteric femoral fracture.},
  author={Jussi Rantanen and Hannu T. Aro},
  journal={Journal of orthopaedic trauma},
  year={1996},
  volume={10 5},
  pages={348-50}
}
The Gamma nail, an implant specifically designed for intertrochanteric and subtrochanteric femoral fractures, has been criticized for its high risk of secondary shaft fractures. A modified design, the intramedullary hip screw has recently been introduced to correct this complication. We present a case of mechanical failure of this new implant that occurred… CONTINUE READING