PMID: 43426Jan 1, 1979

The development in the treatment of supracondylar femur fractures (author's transl)

Magyar traumatológia, orthopaedia és helyreállító sebészet
G Fekete

Abstract

Author compared the material of supracondylar femur fractures of the National Institute of Traumatology during a period of 5 years starting from 1962 until 1966 with that of a period of 6 years starting in 1972 until 1977. From among their 108 cases osteosynthesis was performed in 38 cases. He gives account of methods with wire pinning, medullar splinting, and nailing with Rush's, Jewett's and Küntscher's technique (transfixation of the knee in the latter) as well as of solutions with angulated nails performed mainly in the second period. For nonunion in this region external fixation was also used.

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