The "Tour Eiffel" double Rush nail in the treatment of fractures of the lower limb.

P. Bungaro, P. Ruggieri, S. Pavone, V. Vendemia

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Abstract

The authors reviewed 73 patients treated by delayed osteosynthesis with a "Tour Eiffel" double Rush nail. The cases involved fracture of the lower third of the femur in 20 patients, fracture of the proximal third of the tibia in 24 cases, and fracture of the distal third of the tibia in 29. The results indicate the effectiveness of the method, despite the fact that its use was reduced as a result of the introduction of the Grosse-Kempf nail. This is however the method of choice for tibial meta-diaphyseal fractures associated with fracture of the tibial plateaux and complex and comminuted fractures of the distal fourth of the tibia. Moreover, this method must be used three-six weeks after the fracture, when the callus formation is in progress.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-29
Number of pages5
JournalLa Chirurgia degli organi di movimento
Volume78
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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