Treatment of femoral shaft aseptic nonunions: comparison between closed and open bone-grafting techniques.

@article{Wu1997TreatmentOF,
  title={Treatment of femoral shaft aseptic nonunions: comparison between closed and open bone-grafting techniques.},
  author={Cheng-Ta Wu and Wen J. Chen},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={1997},
  volume={43 1},
  pages={112-6}
}
OBJECTIVE The aim of this prospective study was to investigate and compare the effects of closed and open bone-grafting techniques in the treatment of femoral shaft aseptic nonunions. MATERIALS AND METHODS Forty consecutive femoral shaft aseptic nonunions with inserted reamed intramedullary nails were randomly divided into two groups. The indications for these techniques were aseptic nonunions with less than 1 cm of shortening, no rotational or angular misalignment, and no large bony defects… CONTINUE READING

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