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Brady Owen MCh (Orth) FRCSI (Orth); Powell, James N. M.D., FRCS(C); Fennell, Colin M.D., FRCS(C); Leighton, Ross M.D., FRCS(C), FACS
Techniques in Orthopaedics: January 1998
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This article outlines our experience with a new technique using a radiolucent fracture support for intramedullary nailing procedures. The support is used primarily for nailing of acute tibial shaft fractures and for insertion of femoral nails in a retrograde fashion without a fracture table.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to James N. Powell, MD, FRCS(C), Foothills Orthopaedic Associates, 1403 29 St. NW, Calgary, Alberta, T2N 2T9, Canada.

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