PMID: 17882119Sep 21, 2007

Intramedullary nailing in treatment of complications of long bone union following fracture - case studies

Ortopedia, traumatologia, rehabilitacja
Krzysztof WójcikJerzy Mirosław Jaworski

Abstract

Open osteosynthesis of long bones fractures carries high risk of complications, the most common of which are plate breakage, slow union, delayed union and non-union. The paper analysis of 3 cases of bone union complications treated by locked intramedullary nailing. The aim was to show differences in the therapeutic management of different bones and non-unions following different types of osteosynthesis. Although bone union took longer to complete than in acute fractures, a good functional result was obtained in each case. Locked intramedullary nailing permits stable bone fixation. Intramedullary canal reaming stimulates bone consolidation since it is the source of autologous bone graft. Similar to its use in the treatment of acute fractures, the method permits early, active and efficient patient rehabilitation.

Related Concepts

Femoral Fractures
Intramedullary Nailing
Fractures, Ununited
Humeral Fractures
Tibial Fractures

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