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

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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
StatePublished - Mar 2006
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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