Open versus closed intramedullary nailing of femoral shaft fractures.


A retrospective study was performed including only fractures involving the middle three fifths of the femoral shaft with a minimum of 2 years followup. There were 65 fractures in Group I treated with the closed technique utilizing the image intensifier. These were compared with 65 fractures treated with open reduction and nailing. Followup averaged 4 years… (More)


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