Treatment of femoral shaft fractures associated with acute spinal cord injuries.

@article{Garland1985TreatmentOF,
  title={Treatment of femoral shaft fractures associated with acute spinal cord injuries.},
  author={Douglas E Garland and T V Rieser and Daniel I Singer},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={1985},
  volume={197},
  pages={191-5}
}
Twenty-seven femoral shaft fractures in 23 patients with acute spinal cord injuries were reviewed for evaluation of the outcome of operative versus nonoperative treatment. Three groups were identified: 11 nonoperative, eight early operative, and eight delayed operative. Patients treated initially by nonoperative methods developed five impending nonunions… CONTINUE READING