Treatment of femoral fractures in the multiply injured patient with thoracic injury.

@article{Bone1998TreatmentOF,
  title={Treatment of femoral fractures in the multiply injured patient with thoracic injury.},
  author={Lawrence B Bone and Mark J Anders and Bernhard J Rohrbacher},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={1998},
  volume={347},
  pages={57-61}
}
Early fracture fixation in the multiply injured patient has been shown to reduce morbidity and mortality. This premise recently has been questioned when the multiply injured patient has a pulmonary contusion, and also has a femoral fracture stabilized with a reamed intramedullary nail. This put into question whether early stabilization of femoral fractures, especially with a reamed intramedullary nail, should be performed in patients with a pulmonary contusion. A review of the most recent… CONTINUE READING
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