Retrograde reamed femoral nailing.

@article{Sanders1993RetrogradeRF,
  title={Retrograde reamed femoral nailing.},
  author={Robyn Sanders and Kenneth J. Koval and Thomas Dipasquale and David L Helfet and Mark A. Frankle},
  journal={Journal of orthopaedic trauma},
  year={1993},
  volume={7 4},
  pages={293-302}
}
Closed, reamed, antegrade nailing remains the standard of care for femoral shaft fractures. This technique however, may be less attractive in the management of femoral shaft fractures associated with (a) ipsilateral acetabular, pelvis, or femoral neck fractures; (b) polytrauma requiring multiple simultaneous surgical procedures; and (c) pregnancy. We now report on our experience with the retrograde femoral nailing as a treatment option in these situations. Between 4/88 and 10/90, 29 retrograde… CONTINUE READING

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