Reamed vs. Unreamed Intramedullary Nailing of Femoral Fractures in the Elderly

@inproceedings{alan2017ReamedVU,
  title={Reamed vs. Unreamed Intramedullary Nailing of Femoral Fractures in the Elderly},
  author={Enes {\"O}çalan and Cihad Cagri Ustun and Kemal Aktuglu},
  year={2017}
}
Introduction: Intramedullary nailing (IMN) is an established and accepted procedure for the treatment of femoral shaft fracture in patients younger than 65; however, there are few studies regarding the efficacy of IMN on those over 65. Elderly patients have particular challenges, including osteopenia and other medical problems and comorbidities. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to compare reamed versus unreamed IMN, and to determine which of these method yields better results in the… CONTINUE READING

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