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Int Orthop. 2000 March; 24(1): 33–35.
PMCID: PMC3619860

Language: English | French

Supracondylar nailing of distal periprosthetic femoral fractures

Abstract

Seven patients who sustained complex distal femoral fractures above total knee arthroplasties all treated by supracondylar (retrograde) femoral nailing were retrospectively evaluated. All the patients demonstrated uncomplicated postoperative follow-ups and returned to weight bearing between 2 and 3 months after surgery. No delayed healing occurred and alignment of the femur was satisfactory.

Résumé 

Nous avons réalisé une étude rétrospective comprenant sept fractures periprothetiques complexes du fémur distal chez sept porteurs de PTG. Toutes les fractures ont ete traitees par enclouage rétrograde du fémur. L’evolution post-opératoire et la réeducation à la marche étaient sans particularités chez tous les patients. Toutes les fractures ont consolidés sans problemes avec un bon alignement.

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