Interlocking nail for femoral shaft fractures: Is dynamization always necessary?

D. Tigani, M. Fravisini, C. Stagni, R. Pascarella, S. Boriani

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Abstract

A series of 179 closed femoral fractures treated by static interlocking nailing (Grosse-Kempf nail) was reviewed to evaluate the effect of dynamization on the time to bony union. In 75 patients, dynamization was performed whereas in 104 the implant was left static. Union occurred in 178 patients. We observed one infection. Time to union was significantly shorter in the static group (103 days) compared to the dynamized group (126 days).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-104
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Orthopaedics
Volume29
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2005

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Femoral Fractures
Nails
Closed Fractures
Infection

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  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
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Interlocking nail for femoral shaft fractures : Is dynamization always necessary? / Tigani, D.; Fravisini, M.; Stagni, C.; Pascarella, R.; Boriani, S.

In: International Orthopaedics, Vol. 29, No. 2, 04.2005, p. 101-104.

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Tigani, D, Fravisini, M, Stagni, C, Pascarella, R & Boriani, S 2005, 'Interlocking nail for femoral shaft fractures: Is dynamization always necessary?', International Orthopaedics, vol. 29, no. 2, pp. 101-104. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00264-004-0627-1
Tigani, D. ; Fravisini, M. ; Stagni, C. ; Pascarella, R. ; Boriani, S. / Interlocking nail for femoral shaft fractures : Is dynamization always necessary?. In: International Orthopaedics. 2005 ; Vol. 29, No. 2. pp. 101-104.
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