Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research ®

A Publication of The Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons ®

Symposium: Femur Fractures: Contemporary Treatment Approaches 4 articles


Ipsilateral Proximal Femur and Shaft Fractures Treated With Hip Screws and a Reamed Retrograde Intramedullary Nail

Robert F. Ostrum MD, Paul Tornetta MD, J. Tracy Watson MD, Anthony Christiano BA, Emily Vafek MD

Although not common, proximal femoral fractures associated with ipsilateral shaft fractures present a difficult management problem. A variety of surgical options have been employed with varying results.

Elastic Nailing for Pediatric Subtrochanteric and Supracondylar Femur Fractures

Shital N. Parikh MD, Senthil T. Nathan MD, Michael J. Priola MD, Emily A. Eismann MS

Subtrochanteric and supracondylar femur fractures are difficult injuries to treat in children. Although elastic stable intramedullary nails are commonly used for pediatric femur shaft fractures, there is little information on their effectiveness for managing pediatric subtrochanteric and supracondylar femur fractures.

Healing Delayed But Generally Reliable After Bisphosphonate-associated Complete Femur Fractures Treated with IM Nails

Kenneth A. Egol MD, Ji Hae Park BS, Zehava Sadka Rosenberg MD, Valerie Peck MD, Nirmal C. Tejwani MD

Bisphosphonate therapy for osteoporosis has been associated with atypical femoral fractures. To date, there have been few reports in the literature regarding the preoperative and postoperative courses of patients who have sustained bisphosphonate-associated complete atypical femur fractures.

Can Fluoroscopy-based Computer Navigation Improve Entry Point Selection for Intramedullary Nailing of Femur Fractures?

Meghan C. Crookshank PhD, Max R. Edwards MD, FRCS(Tr&Ortho), Michael Sellan MSc, Cari M. Whyne PhD, Emil H. Schemitsch MD, FRCS(C)

The entry point is crucial to an accurate reduction in femoral nailing. Fluoroscopy-based navigation was developed to aid in reducing femur fractures and selecting entry points.