Piriformis Fossa Versus Greater Trochanteric Entry Portals in Femoral Intramedullary Nail
Functional Outcome Following Intramedullary Nailing of the Femur: A Prospective Randomized Comparison of Piriformis Fossa and Greater Trochanteric Entry PortalsJournal of Bone and Joint Surgery; 2011; 93; 1385-1391
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110 patients with femoral shaft fractures were randomized to receive intramedullary nailing of the femur with the use of a trochanteric portal or a piriformis fossa entry portal. The results of the 12-month study indicated that the two studied interventions did not differ in terms of hip function, muscle strength, and analog pain scale values. It was also found that at 6-month follow-up the trocha...
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