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Failure of intramedullary femoral nail with segmental breakage of distal locking bolts: a case report and review of the literature.
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PMID:  21635809     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Breakage of locking bolts is an important cause of interlocking nail failure in femoral fractures. It usually occurs in the form of single breakage in one of the distal bolts of the nail or nail breakage around the distal locking hole. Here we report an unusual case of intramedullary femoral nail failure with segmental breakage of both the distal locking bolts. Such a scenario usually complicates further management. We successfully managed this case with exchange nailing without bone grafting. Here we briefly reviewed the literature regarding such an unusual presentation and discussed in detail the possible etiology of such a presentation and the management options when facing such a complex situation.
Sameer Aggerwal; Nitesh Gahlot; Uttam-C Saini; Kamal Bali
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chinese journal of traumatology = Zhonghua chuang shang za zhi / Chinese Medical Association     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1008-1275     ISO Abbreviation:  Chin. J. Traumatol.     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-06-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100886162     Medline TA:  Chin J Traumatol     Country:  China    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  188-92     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopaedics, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160012, India.
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