Subtrochanteric fractures: treatment with cerclage wire and long intramedullary nail.

@article{Toms2013SubtrochantericFT,
  title={Subtrochanteric fractures: treatment with cerclage wire and long intramedullary nail.},
  author={Jordi Creus Tom{\`a}s and Jordi Teixidor and Lled{\'o} Batalla and Daniel Pacha and Josep Cortina},
  journal={Journal of orthopaedic trauma},
  year={2013},
  volume={27 7},
  pages={e157-60}
}
Fracture malalignment and nonunion are not infrequent after treating subtrochanteric fractures with intramedullary nails. The use of a cerclage wire with a minimally invasive approach to aid and maintain reduction in certain subtrochanteric fracture patterns can be an effective surgical strategy to improve outcome. It allows the surgeon to obtain and maintain an anatomic reduction with more bone contact, which will aid in fracture consolidation. This has the added advantage of optimizing the… CONTINUE READING
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