Choice of Initial or Definitive Stabilization of Femoral Shaft Fractures Was Affected by Patient Clinical Status

Meek, Robert N.
May 2008
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;May2008, Vol. 90-A Issue 5, p1173
Academic Journal
The article reports on a study which found that a patient's clinical status affects the choice between initial or definitive stabilization of the femoral shaft in fracture cases. Patients with multiple severe injuries who received external fixation were found to spend longer amounts of time on a ventilator than those receiving intramedullary nailing.


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