Arch Orthop Trauma Surg (2017) 137:1271–1278 DOI 10.1007/s00402-017-2748-1 TRAUMA SURGERY Secondary femur shaft fracture following treatment with cephalomedullary nail: a retrospective single‑center experience 1 1 1 1 1 Nikolaus W. Lang · J. Joestl · S. Payr · P. Platzer · K. Sarahrudi Received: 26 December 2016 / Published online: 18 July 2017 © Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany 2017 Abstract postoperative mobility, hospital stay and complications Aim Secondary femur fracture subsequent to treatment of were assessed retrospectively. trochanteric fractures with cephalomedullary nailing (i.e., a Results A total of 14.3% patients died within 90 days fol- periprosthetic fracture related to the cephalomedullary nail) lowing surgery. At least 16.6% patients died due to medical is a rare but very severe complication. As such, the aim complications strongly related to the surgery. The average of this study was to assess the impact of revision surgery time to secondary fracture following initial surgery for tro- and general state of health on mortality and functional out- chanteric fracture was 122.7 ± 32 weeks. The most com- comes in patients suffering femur fractures following treat - mon fracture types were AO 32A1 (53.5%) and AO 32B1 ment with cephalomedullary nails. (23.3), as well as Vancouver C and B1. A time-to-second- Materials and methods Between 2000
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Published: Jul 18, 2017
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