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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Clinical orthopaedics and related research|
|State||Published - Mar 2006|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine