Lengthening of the femur over an existing intramedullary nail

Han Jo Kim, Austin T. Fragomen, Keith Reinhardt, James Hutson, Jr., S. Robert Rozbruch

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Abstract

Leg length discrepancies can occur despite successful union of femur fractures after intramedullary nailing (IMN). Often, the leg length discrepancy can result in significant disability to the patient, altered gait biomechanics, pelvic obliquity, and pain. Therefore, a successful clinical result for such deformities after IMN involves addressing the leg length inequality. Femoral reconstruction with an osteotomy around an existing intramedullary nail was introduced to address axial deformity correction and limb lengthening without changing or removing a previously inserted IMN. This technique uses the principles of lengthening over an IMN. The presence of the nail has minimized the time needed for the external fixator because the nail supports the regenerate bone or osteotomy during the consolidation phase. With this technique, surgery is minimized by avoiding the need for exchange nailing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)681-684
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Orthopaedic Trauma
Volume25
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2011

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Intramedullary Fracture Fixation
Nails
Femur
Osteotomy
Leg
Leg Length Inequality
External Fixators
Pelvic Pain
Thigh
Gait
Biomechanical Phenomena
Extremities
Bone and Bones

Keywords

  • femur
  • Ilizarov
  • intramedullary nail
  • osteotomy
  • posttraumatic deformity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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Lengthening of the femur over an existing intramedullary nail. / Kim, Han Jo; Fragomen, Austin T.; Reinhardt, Keith; Hutson, Jr., James; Rozbruch, S. Robert.

In: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, Vol. 25, No. 11, 01.11.2011, p. 681-684.

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Kim, Han Jo ; Fragomen, Austin T. ; Reinhardt, Keith ; Hutson, Jr., James ; Rozbruch, S. Robert. / Lengthening of the femur over an existing intramedullary nail. In: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. 2011 ; Vol. 25, No. 11. pp. 681-684.
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