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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 46  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 718-720

Use of Huckstep nail in the periimplant femoral shaft fracture

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Kangnam Sacred Heart, Hospital, College of Medicine, Hallym University, Seoul, Korea

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Ji Hyo Hwang
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Kangnam Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University, College of Medicine, 948 1, Daerimdong, Yeongdeungpogu, Seoul 150 950
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5413.104240

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87-year-old female underwent open reduction of distal femoral fracture and internal fixation with locking compression plate and bone graft. She was operated for ipsilateral proximal femoral fractures and stabilized by intramedullary interlocked nail 5 years ago. She developed stress fracture proximal to locked plate. We inserted Huckstep nail after removal of the previous operated proximal femoral nail without removing the remaining plate and screws. At 15 month followup the fractures have united. The Huckstep nail has multiple holes available for screw fixation at any level in such difficult situations.

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