Skip to main page content
Access keys NCBI Homepage MyNCBI Homepage Main Content Main Navigation
, 39 (2), e380-5

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

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

Michael Githens et al. Orthopedics.

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.

Similar articles

See all similar articles

LinkOut - more resources

Feedback