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The Grosse-Kempf nail for distal femoral fractures. 2-year follow-up of 25 cases.

Authors
  • Strømsøe, K
  • Alho, A
  • Ekeland, A
Type
Published Article
Journal
Acta Orthopaedica Scandinavica
Publisher
Informa UK (Taylor & Francis)
Publication Date
Dec 01, 1990
Volume
61
Issue
6
Pages
512–516
Identifiers
PMID: 2281758
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Totally, 25 patients with an infraisthmic fracture of the femur, treated with a Grosse-Kempf slotted nail, were followed up for a median of 21 (8-44) months. The median age of the 9 males and 16 females was 45 (18-90) years. No deep infections occurred. An excellent result was obtained in 14 patients, good in 5, fair in 5, and poor in 1 patient in whom intraoperative splintering led to a 9-cm shortening. We conclude that intramedullary locked nailing of fractures of the infraisthmic, extraarticular part of the femur compares favorably with alternative methods.

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