Success of exchange reamed intramedullary nailing for femoral shaft nonunion or delayed union.

@article{Hak2000SuccessOE,
  title={Success of exchange reamed intramedullary nailing for femoral shaft nonunion or delayed union.},
  author={David J Hak and Stanley Lee and James A. Goulet},
  journal={Journal of orthopaedic trauma},
  year={2000},
  volume={14 3},
  pages={178-82}
}
OBJECTIVES To investigate the success of exchange reamed femoral nailing in the treatment of femoral nonunion after intramedullary (IM) nailing, and to analyze factors that may contribute to failure of exchange reamed femoral nailing. DESIGN Retrospective consecutive clinical series. SETTING Level I trauma center and tertiary university hospital. PATIENTS Twenty-three patients were identified whose radiographs failed to show progression of healing for four months after treatment with a… CONTINUE READING

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