Intramedullary nailing for impending pathological subtrochanteric fractures.

Weikert DR, Schwartz HS
J Bone Joint Surg Br. 1991 73 (4): 668-70

PMID: 2071657 · DOI:10.1302/0301-620X.73B4.2071657

We reviewed ten patients with metastatic carcinoma and impending pathological fractures of the subtrochanteric region of the femur who had prophylactic insertion of the Russell-Taylor reconstruction nail. There were no operative complications or long-term mechanical failures. This reconstruction nail has some technical and biomechanical advantages over other implants and is ideal for the management of such cases.

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Adult Aged Aged, 80 and over Biomechanical Phenomena Bone Nails Bone Neoplasms Follow-Up Studies Fracture Fixation, Intramedullary Fractures, Bone Gait Hip Fractures Humans Middle Aged Quality of Life Radiography Retrospective Studies

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