Unusual Complication after Intramedullary Nailing of an Intertrochanteric Fracture.

Merckaert, Sophie; Hefer, Stefan; Akiki, Alain (2016). Unusual Complication after Intramedullary Nailing of an Intertrochanteric Fracture. Journal of long-term effects of medical implants, 26(4), pp. 337-340. Begell House 10.1615/JLongTermEffMedImplants.2017019151

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Intramedullary nails have gained popularity for the treatment of intertrochanteric fractures. Cephalic screw cutout, non-union, nail breakage, intraoperative fractures, and peri-implant fractures are complications of these implants and have been well described. This case report describes an unusual complication in an 89-year-old woman presenting with a femoral neck fracture with an intramedullary nail in place without implant failure or non-union after having been successfully treated three years previously for an intertrochanteric fracture.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Orthopaedic, Plastic and Hand Surgery (DOPH) > Clinic of Orthopaedic Surgery

UniBE Contributor:

Merckaert, Sophie

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1050-6934

Publisher:

Begell House

Language:

English

Submitter:

Lilianna Bolliger

Date Deposited:

04 Jun 2018 15:35

Last Modified:

04 Jun 2018 15:35

Publisher DOI:

10.1615/JLongTermEffMedImplants.2017019151

PubMed ID:

29199619

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/109963

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