A comparison of closed intramedullary nailing with open intramedullary nailing in femoral shaft fractures of adults
Author(s): Dr. Dasarath Kisan and Dr. Saswat Samant
Abstract: The overall incidence of femoral shaft fractures as well as their burden on society continues to be significant. The purpose of our study was to assess the results of intramedullary nailing of femoral shaft fractures by both open and closed methods. We made a retrospective study of 64 femoral shaft fractures that had been operated between 2012 to 2016. The average healing time as well as the surgical operative duration was higher in open intramedullary nailing in comparison to the closed group. We believe that a more comprehensive study may be required for validation of these results.
Dr. Dasarath Kisan, Dr. Saswat Samant. A comparison of closed intramedullary nailing with open intramedullary nailing in femoral shaft fractures of adults. Int J Orthop Sci 2018;4(2):88-90. DOI: 10.22271/ortho.2018.v4.i2b.13