High-energy injuries may result in a femur fracture with resultant bending of a previously placed intramedullary femoral nail. A bend of the nail in the sagittal plane presents unique challenges for nail extraction and subsequent exchange nailing. The described surgical technique illustrates a simple method to straighten the sagittal plane bend in situ and performs exchange nailing although maintaining symmetric femoral length and rotation.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care|
|Publication status||Published - May 2009|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine