Femoral Shaft Fracture Fixation and Chest Injury After Polytrauma

Bone, Lawrence B.; Giannoudis, Peter
February 2011
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;2/2/2011, Vol. 93-A Issue 3, p311
Academic Journal
The article presents a study on bilateral femoral fracture based on animal experiments. It suggests that a hemodynamically stable patient can be managed with intramedullary nailing. Monitoring a patient's oxygenation and hydration is essential during the initial nailing in order to be sure that the patient is still stable to undergo the second nailing in the same operative setting. It notes that through definitive stabilization, the patient can be mobilized more quickly and can improve lung function.


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