Femur Fracture Indications

Posted by on Dec 13, 2016 | Comments Off on Femur Fracture Indications

No.1 – Antegrade femur with Four Interlocking Screws: Antegrade nail is used for fractures in the superior half of the femoral shaft.

No.2 – Retrograde Standard Nail: Retrograde standard nail is used for fractures of the distal femur, BUT fin nail is a better choice.

 

No.3 – Retrograde Fin Nail: The retrograde approach is used to treat fractures of the distal half of the femoral shaft.  The fin nail is preferable because no interlocking screw holes are placed in the high stress area of the femur as in standard nail.

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