J Korean Orthop Assoc.  1995 Apr;30(2):395-402. 10.4055/jkoa.1995.30.2.395.

Treatment of Femur Shaft Fracture by Intrlocking Intramedullary Nailing


The results of treatment of fracture of the femoral shaft with interlocking nailing were evaluated to determine the clinical usefulness. Eighty-two femoral fractures that had been treated by interloking nailing between October 1988 and June 1993 and had been followed for more than one year were included in this study. Fifty-one cases were fresh closed fracture and twenty-four, fresh open fracture. Five cases were delayed union and two were non-union. Closed intramedullary nailing was used in seventy-five cases and open intramedullary nailing in seven cases. The results were as follows; 1.According to Winquist-Hansen classification, 30 cases were type I, 16 type II, 13 type III, 14 type IV, and 9 type V 2. Static and dynamic interlocking nailing were done in 67 and 15 cases respectively. 3. The mean fracture healing period was 17 weeks with a range of 9 to 52 weeks. 4. Intraoperative complications were new fracture near the original fracture site(7 cases), femur neck fracture(l case), pudendal nerve neuropraxia(1 case). Postoperative compliction were delayed union(13 cases), limb shorteniln(4 cases), nonunion(3 cases), infection(3 cases), disal screw brokening(3 cases), nail breakage(l case), proximal screw brodening(1 case) and 12 valgus angulation(l case).


Femur shaft; Fracture; Intramedullary nailing; Interlocking

MeSH Terms

Femoral Fractures
Femur Neck
Fracture Fixation, Intramedullary*
Fracture Healing
Fractures, Closed
Fractures, Open
Intraoperative Complications
Pudendal Nerve

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