Aseptic necrosis of the femoral head following antegrade nailing of femoral fractures in adolescents

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Abstract

Although aseptic necrosis of the femoral head is infrequent after intramedullary nailing of femoral shaft fractures in adolescents, it is a significant complication. Changes in technique and in nail size and design should reduce the risk of iatrogenic aseptic necrosis. Insertion of the nail through the tip of the greater trochanter is recommended in skeletally immature patients because it better avoids injury to the lateral ascending circumflex artery than does insertion through the piriformis fossa.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)96-99
Number of pages4
JournalTechniques in Orthopaedics
Volume13
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998

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Femoral Fractures
Nails
Thigh
Necrosis
Intramedullary Fracture Fixation
Femur
Arteries
Wounds and Injuries

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  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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Aseptic necrosis of the femoral head following antegrade nailing of femoral fractures in adolescents. / Beaty, James.

In: Techniques in Orthopaedics, Vol. 13, No. 1, 01.01.1998, p. 96-99.

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