PMID: 43430Jan 1, 1979

Analysis of femoral shaft fractures (author's transl)

Magyar traumatológia, orthopaedia és helyreállító sebészet
S SomogyiJ Szita


Authors after having reviewed the literature analyse 157 healed cases from their own material of 198 femoral shaft fractures. Fractures between the subtrochanteric and supracondylar region has been considered. 2/3 part of the injured have been victims of traffic accidents, 1/6 part suffering severe polytraumatisation. From among the healed patients in 88 per cent an operation was carried out 76.8 per cent of which were medullary nailing following a broadened indication. In their patients treated surgically the fractures healed within 6 months in 75.4 per cent of cases. It is concluded that in the treatment of femoral shaft fractures the usual operative measures yield fast healing with good function. For multiple or comminuted fractures the use of other newer methods seems inevitable.

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