J Korean Fract Soc.  1995 Jul;8(3):533-537.

Treatment of femoral Shaft Fractures with Static Interlocking Intramedullary Nailing

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  • 1Department of Orthopaedics, Chonnam University Hospital, Kwang-Ju, Korea.

Abstract

We managed thirty-five patients who had a fracture of the femoral shaft with interlocking fixation and twenty-five of thirty-five patients healed without conversion to dynamic intramedullary fixation and followed more than a year. The results of treatment of fractures of the femoral shaft with static interlocking nailing were reviewed. The average duration of follow-up was sixteen months(range, twelve to twenty-four months). Radiographic consolidation was seen in all fractures at a median of sixteen weeks(range, eight to twenty weeks). There were no non-unions. We concluded that routine conversion of static interlocking to dynamic interlocking is not necessary in the intramedullary nailing of the femur shaft fractures.

Keyword

Femur shaft; Fracture; Static interlocking intramedullary nailing

MeSH Terms

Femur
Follow-Up Studies
Fracture Fixation, Intramedullary*
Humans
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