Impact of Trochanteric and Retrograde Femoral Nailing on Patient Gait

Small study finds more favorable results with retrograde nails

Maureen Leahy

Trochanteric-entry femoral nailing can potentially cause a mechanical disturbance in patient gait, according to data presented at the 2012 annual meeting of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association. In comparison, although retrograde nailing involves the knee joint for proper entry portal placement, it does not have a significant effect on gait function.

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