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Minerva Ortopedica e Traumatologica 2020 June;71(2):78-85

DOI: 10.23736/S0394-3410.20.03965-X

Copyright © 2020 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Proximal femoral insufficiency fracture after interlocking intramedullary nailing for atypical femoral fracture

Young S. KIM 1, Ho M. LEE 1, Jong P. KIM 1 , Eun W. BAE 1, Chang W. OH 2, Joon W. KIM 2

1 Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Dongguk University Hospital, Gyeongju, South Korea; 2 Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Kyungpook National University Hospital, Daegu, South Korea



Atypical femoral fractures have unique radiologic and clinical features that can be associated with severely suppressed bone turnover. For complete atypical femoral fractures, surgical fixation is required, and interlocking intramedullary nailing is the preferred fixation method. The authors report four cases of proximal femoral insufficiency fracture after conventional interlocking IM nailing for atypical femoral shaft fractures.


KEY WORDS: Femur, fractures, bone; Fracture fixation, intramedullary

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