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J Korean Fract Soc. 2013 Jul;26(3):212-216. Korean. Original Article. https://doi.org/10.12671/jkfs.2013.26.3.212
Park KC , Kim HS .
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Guri Hospital, Hanyang University College of Medicine, Guri, Korea. kcpark@hanyang.ac.kr
Abstract

The subtrochanteric fractures of femur have high rates of delayed union or nonunion due to less-dense cancellous bone, insufficient cortical blood flow and high stress concentration. Anatomical reduction and rigid internal fixation are important in this region; however, an open reduction might damage the biological environment at the fracture site as well as increase the risk of nonunion. We present our experience with nine cases of subtrochanteric femur fractures surgically fixated with intramedullary nailing after percutaneous cerclage wiring through minimal incision.

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