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Femur shaft fractures

Thomas A. DeCoster and Zhiqing Xing

in Oxford Textbook of Trauma and Orthopaedics

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780199550647
Published online April 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199608249 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199550647.003.012053

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Femur shaft fractures

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Intramedullary reamed nailing provides very good results

Antegrade and retrograde nailing give similar results

Associated injuries increase the risk of complications.

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Subjects: Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery ; Surgical Skills

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