TITLE

Femoral Shaft Fracture Fixation and Chest Injury After Polytrauma

AUTHOR(S)
Bone, Lawrence B.; Giannoudis, Peter
PUB. DATE
February 2011
SOURCE
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;2/2/2011, Vol. 93-A Issue 3, p311
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
57991461

 

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