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Year : 2003  |  Volume : 37  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 6-4

Ender's nailing in diaphyseal fractures of the femur


Department of Orthopaedics, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Rohtak, India

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R Gupta
42/9 J, Medical Enclave, Rohtak 124001.Haryana.
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Flexible unreamed nailing, using Ender's nails, was done in 25 patients of femoral fractures with either transverse or short oblique fracture or with unicortical comminution. Only condylocephalic approach was used. Average per-operative blood loss was about 50 ml and average operative time was only 38 minutes. There was no case of nail breakage, infection, delayed union or non-union. Range of knee movement achieved in most of the cases was more than 120 0 . In six patients nails had to be removed after fracture healing on account of distal migration and consequent knee pain before adequate range of knee motion could be achieved. The method is simple, quick and atraumatic.


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