Ultrasound assisted trochanteric entry point development for antegrade femoral nailing procedures.

Patrick Weinrauch.

  1. Brisbane Hip Clinic, Queenland, Australia.
  2. School of Medicine, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia.
  3. St Andrews War Memorial Hospital, Queensland, Australia.

Copyright © 2015 P. Weinrauch. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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ABSTRACT 

The surgical technique of ante-grade femoral nailing utilizing intraoperative ultrasound to assist with the accurate three-dimensional localisation of the proximal entry point is demonstrated. Adjunctive intraoperative ultrasound in the management of femoral fractures is easy to conduct, reduces operative time and assists with accurate percutaneous internal fixation in complex fracture patterns. Intraoperative ultrasound is particularly useful in the management of obese patients and in fractures of the proximal femur where significant deformity is present.