The authors report the results they obtained in a homogeneous series of fractures of the distal third of the femur treated by Grosse-Kempf nailing. Of the 67 fractures (58 closed, 9 exposed) treated with closed surgery (except for 1 case treated by nailing 35 days after trauma) non-union was never observed. The two cases of delay in consolidation (one related to an infection) did not require a change in method. Bone grafting was never necessary. Only in 3 cases (2 with multiple trauma, 1 treated by open reduction) was moderate reduction in range of movement of the knee observed.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||La Chirurgia degli organi di movimento|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 1994|
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