Operative technique for second-generation interlocking femoral nails

Richard Kyle, Randall Chadwick

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The development of the second-generation interlocking femoral nail has been a recent major advancement in the treatment of subtrochanteric as well as ipsilateral femoral shaft and neck fractures. Careful attention to detail allows the procedure to be performed in a closed fashion with a high rate of fracture union. A simple working classification, operative technique, and post-operative regimen are described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)286-291
Number of pages6
JournalOperative Techniques in Orthopaedics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1991


  • comminuted
  • second-generation interlocking femoral nail
  • simple
  • subtrochanteric fracture


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