Slotted versus non-slotted locked intramedullary nailing for femoral shaft fractures

  title={Slotted versus non-slotted locked intramedullary nailing for femoral shaft fractures},
  author={A. Alho and O. Moen and T. Husby and H. R{\o}nningen and S. Skjeldal},
  journal={Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery},
  • A. Alho, O. Moen, +2 authors S. Skjeldal
  • Published 2004
  • Medicine
  • Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
  • SummaryExperimentally, two slotted nails, the Grosse-Kempf nail and the AO/ASIF universal femoral nail, were compared to the non-slotted Grosse-Kempf nail and control bone using a cadaver femoral osteotomy. The stiffnesses and strengths of the osteotomies fixed with slotted nails in 10–30° torsion were 6–8% and the values of non-slotted nails 40% of control bone. The maximal moments were 14–18% and 48%, respectively. In the “clinical range” of torsion, the implant-bone construct never failed or… CONTINUE READING
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