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Closed insertion technique for the prebent Sampson femoral rod.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  445905     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This is a descriptive summarization of the technique employed in doing closed intermedullary nailings of fractured femurs using a cannulated prebent nail system. With slight modifications the same approach and techniques can be used for a noncannulated solid nail system. The fine points of this technique which will help in preventing difficulties during the procedure are accurate preoperative positioning of the patient before draping; adequate preoperative traction to assure that slight over pull of the fracture fragments has been achieved; the use of the piriformis recess as the prime site for entry into the medullary canal. With proper attention to detail the technique can be employed successfully with a minimum of hazard.
Authors:
W C McMaster
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical orthopaedics and related research     Volume:  -     ISSN:  0009-921X     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Orthop. Relat. Res.     Publication Date:    1979 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-08-29     Completed Date:  1979-08-29     Revised Date:  2005-03-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0075674     Medline TA:  Clin Orthop Relat Res     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  238-42     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Fracture Fixation, Intramedullary / instrumentation*,  methods
Humans

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