J Korean Fract Soc.  2013 Apr;26(2):151-155. 10.12671/jkfs.2013.26.2.151.

Excessive Sliding of the Helical Blade and the Femoral Neck Fracture after Insertion of Proximal Femoral Nail Anti-Rotation for Type A2 Intertrochanteric Fractures - A Case Report -

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  • 1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Gwangju Veterans Hospital, Gwangju, Korea. chm1228@naver.com

Abstract

Proximal femoral nail anti-rotation (PFNA) with a lag screw that is shaped like a spiral blade shape is an orthopedic implant to fix trochanteric fractures of the proximal femur. In addition the reason of the biomechanical advantages, PFNA widely been used recently. We report an 83-year-old man with excessive sliding of the helical blade and a femoral neck fracture after AO/OTA type A2 intertrochanteric fracture, which was fixed with a PFNA.

Keyword

Femur; Proximal fracture; Proximal femoral nail anti-rotation (PFNA); Sliding

MeSH Terms

Femoral Neck Fractures
Femur
Femur Neck
Hip Fractures
Nails
Orthopedics
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