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DavidĀ G. Mohler, MD

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  • Multiple fracture of medullary tube during intramedullary nailing of long bone fractures JOURNAL OF ORTHOPAEDIC TRAUMA Vakharia, M. R., Lehto, S. A., Mohler, D. G. 2000; 14 (7): 514-517


    Intramedullary nailing is an accepted treatment for the fixation of femoral and tibial shaft fractures. There is a low but significant incidence of intraoperative complications during intramedullary nailing. During this procedure, a medullary tube may be used to exchange the bent olive-tipped reaming guidewire for the straight guidewire. A review of the literature found only one report of a fracture of the medullary tube. Two cases in which the medullary tube fractured into multiple pieces are presented.

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