Reamed intramedullary nailing of the femur: 551 cases.

  title={Reamed intramedullary nailing of the femur: 551 cases.},
  author={Philip R. Wolinsky and Eric Cleveland McCarty and Yu Shyr and Kenneth D Johnson},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  volume={46 3},
BACKGROUND The care of the patient with the fractured femur entails a multiple surgical team approach. Healing of the fracture and expediency in the operating room are both important. We sought to determine the results of the treatment of fractures of the femoral shaft with interlocking femoral nails inserted with closed techniques, and to compare the outcomes of fractures nailed by using a fracture table with those stabilized with the leg draped free on a radiolucent table. METHODS Eight… CONTINUE READING


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