Closed femoral nailing in lateral decubitus position without a fracture table: a preliminary report of fifteen patients.
, Wang IC
, Yu CM
, Huang JW
, Wang KC
, Chen CH
, Ueng SW
From the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Keelung, Taiwan, ROC. email@example.com
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The use of a fracture table is standard for closed intramedullary nailing of femoral fractures. Instead of a fracture table, some clinicians have successfully performed this operation in the supine position via manual traction. Here, we present our experience performing this operation in the lateral decubitus position without a fracture table.
PMID: 16323554 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]