Home About Journal AHEAD OF PRINT Current Issue Back Issues Instructions Submission Search Subscribe Blog    

Users Online: 738 
Print this page  Email this page Small font sizeDefault font sizeIncrease font size 
Year : 1988  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 159-163

Ambulatory Treatment Of Fractures Of The Shaft Of Femur By Nailing And By Thigh Lacer

Correspondence Address:
R Bhalla

Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

Rights and PermissionsRights and Permissions

Twenty cases of femoral shaft fractures were treated with intramedullary nailing (Group I) and an equal number with thigh lacer (Group II). Functional recovery at the time of union in both the groups was similar. In group I,2 patients developed infection and loosening of nail while one did not unite; while in Group II 2 patients each had significant shortening and varus deformity. There was no case of nonunion in Group II. Transverse fractures without end to end reduction which were ideal for nailing did exceedingly well with thigh lacer. The thigh lacer method, which is free from anaesthetic and operative hazards as well as major complications like infection, can be practiced in smaller set up but needs a lot of cooperation from the patient and involvement of the treating doctor.

Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded12    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal