Comminuted supracondylar femur fractures in the elderly are often treated with either retrograde femoral nailing or locked plating. Early weight-bearing is typically restricted after fixing supracondylar fractures, thereby impairing the patient’s mobilization. In general, surgeons are more comfortable allowing early weight-bearing of long bone fractures after nailing rather than plating, but early studies of retrograde nails for supracondylar fractures using standard distal locking showed poor fixation compared with locked plating.
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Locked Plating Versus Spiral Blade Retrograde Nailing in Supracondylar Femoral Fractures
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Assari, S, Kaufman, A, Darvish, K, Rehman, S, Park, J, Haw, J, & Safadi, F. "Locked Plating Versus Spiral Blade Retrograde Nailing in Supracondylar Femoral Fractures." Proceedings of the ASME 2012 Summer Bioengineering Conference. ASME 2012 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Parts A and B. Fajardo, Puerto Rico, USA. June 20–23, 2012. pp. 807-808. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/SBC2012-80605
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