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Orthopedics. 2016 Mar-Apr;39(2):e380-5. doi: 10.3928/01477447-20160201-07. Epub 2016 Feb 16.

Intraoperative Distal Femoral Fine Wire Traction to Facilitate Intramedullary Nailing of the Femur.

Abstract

Many techniques have been employed to facilitate intramedullary nailing of femur fractures. Maintaining limb length during the operation can be difficult. The authors describe the use of distal femoral fine wire skeletal traction as a technique to maintain reduction while allowing intramedullary nailing of femur fractures. This technique is safe, is effective, and negates the need for a fracture table or an assistant.

PMID:
26881460
DOI:
10.3928/01477447-20160201-07
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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