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ACE Report #353
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Intramedullary nailing of non-united plated femoral diaphyseal fractures


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Intramedullary Fixation of Failed Plated Femoral Diaphyseal Fractures: Are Bone Grafts Necessary?

J Trauma. 2008 Sep;65(3):692-7.

Contributing Authors: Khaled M Emara Mohamed Farouk Allam

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Synopsis

40 patients (mean age 30.8 yr) with non-united fractures of the femoral shaft, previously managed with plating, were scheduled for the second procedure of reamed intramedullary fixation and were randomized to the use of autogenous iliac crest bone graft or no bone graft. The reamed interlocking medullary fixation both with or without autogenous iliac bone graft was found to produce similar clinica...

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