J Korean Fract Soc.  1995 Jan;8(1):72-78.

Treatment of the Supracondylar Fractures of the Femur with an Interlocked Intramedullary Nail

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  • 1Department of Orthopaedics Surgery, College of Medicine, Chosun University, Kwang Ju, Korea.

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to report the technical problems, indications and contraindications of treatment by interlocked intramedullary nail in supracondylar fracture of the femur. The authors analyEed 5 cases of femoral supracondylar fractures in patients who were treated by interlocked intramedullary nailing. All 5 cases treated with interlocked intramedullary nail were obtained primary bone union. According to Neers criteria, excellent result was achieved in 1 patient, satisfactory and unsatisfactory results in 2 patients, respectively. In conclusion, we consider that interlocked intramedullary nail fit as follows: 1. Type A of AO classification. 2. In case of more proximally located fracture. 3. Supracondylar fracture of the femur with severe communited fracture of the ipsilateral femora diaphyses but unfit as follows; 1) Supracondylar fracture of the femur with severe osteoporosis. 2) In case of more distally located fracture. 3) Type C of AO classification.

Keyword

Femur; Supracondylar Fracture; Interlocked Intramedullary Nail

MeSH Terms

Classification
Diaphyses
Femur*
Fracture Fixation, Intramedullary
Humans
Osteoporosis
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