J Korean Orthop Assoc.  2003 Dec;38(7):768-770.

Femoral Neck Fracture After Removal of the Intramedullary Nail for the Fixation of an Intertrochanteric Fracture: Report of 2 Cases

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  • 1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. kyang@yumc.yonsei.ac.kr

Abstract

Intramedullary fixation using Gamma or Proximal Femoral Nail (PFN) for example becomes a popular fixation method for unstable trochanteric fracture. Due to the old age of patients with such fractures, extraction of these devices has not always been recommended after fracture healing. However, protruding metal or sliding lag screws can cause pain, which makes removal unavoidable. The authors present 2 cases of femoral neck fracture during ambulation after the removal of such devices.

Keyword

Femoral neck; Insufficient fracture; Removal of intramedullary nail
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