Case reports

A subtrochanteric femur fracture with long intramedullary femorotibial nail for knee arthrodesis

Roger Torga-Spak, Zbigniew Gugala, Ronald Lindsey

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Abstract

We present a case report of a patient who had a transverse subtrochanteric femur fracture develop 2 months after uneventful placement of a long femorotibial intramedullary nail for knee arthrodesis. To date, diaphyseal fracture of a femur already stabilized with an intramedullary nail has not been reported. The possible etiology for this unusual complication is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)256-260
Number of pages5
JournalClinical Orthopaedics and Related Research
Issue number444
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Arthrodesis
Hip Fractures
Nails
Femur
Knee

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  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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