Proximal femoral nailing without a fracture table


Ozkan K. , Cift H., Akan K., Sahin A., Eceviz E., Ugutmen E.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY AND TRAUMATOLOGY, vol.20, no.3, pp.229-231, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00590-009-0550-7
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY AND TRAUMATOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.229-231

Abstract

The treatment of unstable trochanteric femoral fractures is still challenging, and the proximal femoral nails are becoming more commonly used. The proximal femoral nailing is usually performed on a fracture table under traction which is associated with some possible complications. In our study, we tried to present the results of proximal nailing surgery performed in the lateral decubitus position and manual traction on a radiolucent table without the fracture table traction.