Retrograde Nailing of Femur: Surgical Technique With Tibial Traction : Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma

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Retrograde Nailing of Femur

Surgical Technique With Tibial Traction

Crespo, R. García MD; Moro, E. MD; Domínguez, I. MD; Marco, F. MD, PhD; López-Durán, L. MD, PhD

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Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma 18(5):p 310-311, May 2004.



A modified surgical technique for femoral retrograde nailing is described. A tibial skeletal traction in the proximal metaphysis is placed to obtain fracture reduction during surgery. This technique enables fracture control during the procedure, avoiding the need of an assistant.

© 2004 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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