Treatment of comminuted subtrochanteric femoral fractures in a young population with a reconstruction nail.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

The authors report their experience using the Russell-Taylor reconstruction intramedullary interlocking nail in five comminuted subtrochanteric fractures in young paratroopers. The retrospective case series presented demonstrates the usefulness of this device for a challenging problem. Follow-up averaged 22 months and clinical results were good in that all soldiers could return to parachuting. The authors discuss surgical techniques and review the literature. The authors recommend consideration of the reconstruction nail use for this clinical problem.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Taylor, DC; Erpelding, JM; Whitman, CS; Kragh, JF

Published Date

  • December 1996

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 161 / 12

Start / End Page

  • 735 - 738

PubMed ID

  • 8990831

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0026-4075


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England