Pitfalls, errors, and complications in the use of locking Küntscher nails.

@article{Browner1986PitfallsEA,
  title={Pitfalls, errors, and complications in the use of locking K{\"u}ntscher nails.},
  author={Bruce D. Browner},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={1986},
  volume={212},
  pages={
          192-208
        }
}
The addition of percutaneously inserted transfixion screws or internally deployed fins supplements the stabilization potential of the cloverleaf nail. The use of these systems increases the indications for reamed closed intramedullary nailing. Fractures with comminution or bone loss, malunions, and nonunions located outside of the isthmic region of the femur and the tibia can now be stabilized effectively with a Küntscher-type implant. These closed nailing techniques reduce blood loss, surgical… CONTINUE READING
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