Prophylactic stabilization of proximal femoral metastatic bone disease: reconstruction intramedullary nail fracture.

@article{Devitt2008ProphylacticSO,
  title={Prophylactic stabilization of proximal femoral metastatic bone disease: reconstruction intramedullary nail fracture.},
  author={Brian Meldan Devitt and Martin J. Shelly and Marcus Timlin and John M. O'Byrne},
  journal={Orthopedics},
  year={2008},
  volume={31 4},
  pages={404}
}
Pathological fracture is an unfortunate manifestation of metastatic bone disease and whenever possible, prophylactic stabilization is preferable to fixation of fracture. The Russell-Taylor reconstruction intramedullary nail (Smith & Nephew Richards, Inc., Memphis, Tennessee) provides a stable construct for the prophylactic management of impending… CONTINUE READING