Clin Orthop Surg.  2013 Sep;5(3):230-234. 10.4055/cios.2013.5.3.230.

Subtrochanteric Femoral Fracture during Trochanteric Nailing for the Treatment of Femoral Shaft Fracture

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  • 1Department of Orthopaedics, Seoul Veterans Hospital, Seoul, Korea. 3188yun@naver.com
  • 2Department of Orthopaedics, Korea University Guro Hospital, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

We report on three cases of subtrochanteric femoral fractures during trochanteric intramedullary nailing for the treatment of femoral shaft fractures. Trochanteric intramedullary nails, which have a proximal lateral bend, are specifically designed for trochanteric insertion. When combined with the modified insertion technique, trochanteric intramedullary nails reduce iatrogenic fracture comminution and varus malalignment. We herein describe technical aspects of trochanteric intramedullary nailing for femoral shaft fractures to improve its application and prevent implant-derived complications.

Keyword

Femur; Fracture; Trochanteric nailing
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