Published in Surgery Litigation and Law Weekly, September 8th, 2006
Study 1: A randomized comparison of common fixation methods for repairing supracondylar femoral fractures demonstrated that both distal femoral nailing and blade plating provide good outcomes.
"A variety of devices have been used in the treatment of supracondylar femoral fractures. The condylar blade plate relies on the principles of open reduction, absolute stability and interfragmentary compression to achieve union. The technique of retrograde nailing uses indirect reduction of the metaphyseal fracture component, offering relative stability and a less invasive...
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