Perioperative adverse events in distal femur fractures treated with intramedullary nail versus plate and screw fixation.


BACKGROUND To compare 30-day outcomes in patients treated for a distal femur (DF) fracture with plate fixation (PF) or intramedullary nail (IMN). METHODS Differences in rates of any adverse events (AAE), serious adverse events (SAE), infectious complications, and mortality were explored between groups in the ACS-NSQIP database. RESULTS There were 511 PF… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jor.2015.10.009