1: Clin Orthop  1998 Mar;(348):95-100 Use of an interlocked cephalomedullary nail for subtrochanteric fracturestabilization.French BG, Tornetta P 3rd.Department of Orthopaedics, University Hospital, State University of New YorkHealth Science Center at Brooklyn, NY 11203, USA.Forty-five Russell-Taylor Type 1B subtrochanteric femoral fractures werestabilized using an interlocked cephalomedullary nail. The intraoperativecomplication rate was 13.5%; the most frequent complication was a varusmalreduction. The union rate was 100% at an average of 13.5 weeks after surgery;there were no implant failures. Forty-three of 45 (96%) patients regainedgreater than 120 degrees knee motion. Based on these results it is thought thatan interlocked cephalomedullary nail may be the implant of choice forstabilization of Russell-Taylor Type 1B fractures; however, its proper userequires careful intraoperative technique, with particular attention given toavoid a varus malreduction.PMID: 9553539 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]