Journal of Orthopaedics and Allied Sciences

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 4--7

Factors contributing to superior gluteal nerve injury during cephalomedullary nailing of femoral fractures


Ahmed A Khalifa, Ahmed M Ahmed, Mohammed Khaled, Elsayed A Said 
 Department of Orthopaedic and Traumatology, Qena Faculty of Medicine and Its University Hospital, South Valley University, Qena, Egypt

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Ahmed A Khalifa
Department of Orthopaedic and Traumatology, Qena Faculty of Medicine and Its University Hospital, South Valley University, Kilo 6 Qena-Safaga Highway, Qena 83523
Egypt

Operative treatment of femoral fractures using intramedullary nailing is considered as the gold standard technique; despite safety and minimal invasiveness, it is prone to some complications, of these is the persistent abductor lurch even after complete fracture healing. In this review, we are discussing the possible factors which may endanger the superior gluteal nerve during cephalomedullary nailing of the femur.


How to cite this article:
Khalifa AA, Ahmed AM, Khaled M, Said EA. Factors contributing to superior gluteal nerve injury during cephalomedullary nailing of femoral fractures.J Orthop Allied Sci 2019;7:4-7


How to cite this URL:
Khalifa AA, Ahmed AM, Khaled M, Said EA. Factors contributing to superior gluteal nerve injury during cephalomedullary nailing of femoral fractures. J Orthop Allied Sci [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Jul 16 ];7:4-7
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