Length-preserving intramedullary femoral fixation for traumatic leg amputation

Jennifer M. Bauer, Alexandra K. Callan, A. Alex Jahangir

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Case: We present the case of a twenty-one-year-old woman with a traumatic left leg amputation, substantial proximal skin degloving, and an ipsilateral femoral fracture treated with revision amputation distal to the fracture site and retrograde femoral nailing through the amputation site. Conclusion: A short retrograde femoral nail is a surgical option to fix a femoral shaft fracture proximal to a traumatic amputation in order to preserve limb length for effective prosthetic fit and ambulation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere38
JournalJBJS Case Connector
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 8 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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