STP1008

    Intramedullary Nailing for Treatment of Diaphysial Nonunions of the Femur

    Published: Jan 1989


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    Abstract

    Küntscher nailing was performed on 55 noninfected pseudoarthroses of the femur. Of these, 16 had previously been submitted to conservative treatment while 39 had undergone surgery. Closed intramedullary nailing was used in 24 cases, a half-closed technique in 23 cases, and open intramedullary nailing in 8 cases. The union rate was 100%. The average time from surgery to radiographic consolidation was three months. Complications included two infections.

    Keywords:

    nonunion, Küntscher, nailing, femur


    Author Information:

    Gualtieri, G
    Vice surgeon-in-chief, Clinica II; vice surgeon-in-chief, Divisione I; resident, Divisione I; and resident, Divisione I, Rizzoli Orthopedic Institute, Bologna,

    Gualtieri, I
    Vice surgeon-in-chief, Clinica II; vice surgeon-in-chief, Divisione I; resident, Divisione I; and resident, Divisione I, Rizzoli Orthopedic Institute, Bologna,

    Gagliardi, S
    Vice surgeon-in-chief, Clinica II; vice surgeon-in-chief, Divisione I; resident, Divisione I; and resident, Divisione I, Rizzoli Orthopedic Institute, Bologna,

    Hendriks, M
    Vice surgeon-in-chief, Clinica II; vice surgeon-in-chief, Divisione I; resident, Divisione I; and resident, Divisione I, Rizzoli Orthopedic Institute, Bologna,


    Paper ID: STP10377S

    Committee/Subcommittee: F04.02

    DOI: 10.1520/STP10377S


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