Marking the operative site: a lesson learned
- Proximal femoral nail - an analysis of 100 cases of proximal femoral fractures with an average follow up of 1 year. Gadegone, W.; Salphale, Y. // International Orthopaedics;Jun2007, Vol. 31 Issue 3, p403
Numerous variations of intramedullary nails have been devised to achieve a stable fixation and early mobilisation of pertrochanteric fracture, among which is the proximal femoral nail (PFN). We report here the results of a prospective study carried out at our institute on 100 consecutive...
- Femoral neck fracture treatment based on a clinical algorithm predicts failure, improves results. Kyle, Richard F. // Orthopedics Today;Mar2011, Vol. 31 Issue 3, p52
The article describes the clinical algorithm used by former American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) president Doctor Richard F. Kyle for selecting the most appropriate procedure to treat femoral neck fractures.
- Minimal incision femoral interlocking nail removal. Mathew, Simon M. // Kerala Journal of Orthopaedics;Jan2012, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p50
The article describes an easier method of femoral interlocking nail removal. It suggests that femoral interlocking nails need an incision up to 10 centimeters (cm) over the trochanter to find the tip of the nail. It provides instructions on removing the locking crews. Also noted are the...
- Cylindrical stem insertion: A simple technique applicable in a majority of femoral reconstruction cases. Barrack, Robert L. // Orthopedics Today;Dec2010, Vol. 30 Issue 12, p6
The article considers the cylindrical stems as a simple technique that can be used in the reconstruction of the femur during hip procedures.
- Double incision iso-anatomical ACL reconstruction: the freedom to place the femoral tunnel within the anatomical attachment site without exception. Arnold, Markus; Duthon, Victoria; Neyret, Philippe; Hirschmann, Michael // International Orthopaedics;Feb2013, Vol. 37 Issue 2, p247
Aim: The present paper describes the rationale behind the surgical technique and the clinical results of the iso-anatomical, single bundle bone patellar-tendon bone anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. Method: Using a second incision on the distal lateral femur an outside-in femoral...
- Removal of a Broken Cannulated Femoral Nail: A Novel Retrograde Impaction Technique. Riansuwan, Kongkhet; Tantigate, Direk; Mahaisavariya, Banchong // Case Reports in Orthopedics;2013, p1
This report presents a surgical technique to remove a broken cannulated nail from the femur. A Harrington rod was modified for retrograde impaction of the retained fragment. The broken implant was finally removed without complication. This particular procedure was safe, simple, and promising.
- Surgical Technique: Supine Patient Position With the Contralateral Leg Elevated for Femoral Intramedullary Nailing. Firat, Ahmet; Tecimel, Osman; Deveci, Alper; Ocguder, Ali; Bozkurt, Murat // Clinical Orthopaedics & Related Research;Feb2013, Vol. 471 Issue 2, p640
Background: Intramedullary nailing can be performed with a fracture table or manual traction. Manual traction can be applied with the patient in either the supine or lateral decubitus (LD) position. However, in either of these positions, the reduction can be difficult because the fractured...
- The anterior surface of the femur as a new landmark for femoral component rotation in total knee arthroplasty. Talbot, Simon; Bartlett, John // Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy;Mar2008, Vol. 16 Issue 3, p258
Femoral component rotation is very important in avoiding complications and maximizing knee function following total knee arthroplasty. There is continuing debate over the most accurate axis to select intraoperatively to obtain the best results. There is considerable doubt over the ability of...
- Is Femoral Component Rotation in a TKA Reliably Guided by the Functional Flexion Axis? Oussedik, Sam; Scholes, Corey; Ferguson, Duncan; Roe, Justin; Parker, David // Clinical Orthopaedics & Related Research;Nov2012, Vol. 470 Issue 11, p3227
Background: The position of the femoral component in a TKA in the axial plane influences patellar tracking and flexion gap symmetry. Errors in femoral component rotation have been implicated in the need for early revision surgery. Methods of guiding femoral component rotation at the time of...