Retrograde intramedullary nailing of femoral diaphyseal fractures.

  title={Retrograde intramedullary nailing of femoral diaphyseal fractures.},
  author={Robert F. Ostrum and Joseph D. DiCicco and R P Lakatos and Attila Poka},
  journal={Journal of orthopaedic trauma},
  volume={12 7},
OBJECTIVES To prospectively evaluate the results of retrograde intramedullary nailing of femoral shaft fractures. DESIGN Prospective, consecutive series. PATIENTS AND SETTING All patients with a femoral shaft fracture admitted at an urban Level 1 trauma center from December 1995 to December 1996 were treated with a retrograde femoral intramedullary nail. INTERVENTION Retrograde femoral intramedullary nailing was performed on a radiolucent operating room table. Through a three-centimeter… CONTINUE READING