Interlocked supracondylar intramedullary nails for supracondylar fractures after total knee arthroplasty. A new treatment method.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Supracondylar fractures in patients with total knee prostheses are challenging surgical problems for which there has been no single satisfactory method of management. The authors present four cases to show that a fully cannulated, closed-section, stainless steel supracondylar intramedullary nail can be inserted in a closed fashion through a 3 cm longitudinal patellar splitting incision between the metal condyles of a nonconstrained femoral component of a total knee prosthesis. The nail can be interlocked with percutaneous screws and provides primary stability of a supracondylar femoral fracture, even in the presence of total knee and total hip prostheses.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Murrell, GA; Nunley, JA

Published Date

  • February 1995

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 10 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 37 - 42

PubMed ID

  • 7730828

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0883-5403


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States