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Injury. 2003 Mar;34(3):229-31.

An aid to femoral nail removal.

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Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Centre, Barrack Road, Devon EX2 5DW, Exeter, UK. jax.cia@virgin.net

Abstract

We describe a novel technique to aid the removal of a proximally inserted femoral nail by using a guide wire and the starter reamer. By reaming through the scar tissue, a cylindrical track is created and the threaded top end of the nail is exposed. The soft tissue dissection is therefore limited to the absolute minimum with no further damage to the hip abductors.

PMID:
12623257
DOI:
10.1016/s0020-1383(02)00004-9
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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