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11Intraoperative radiological assessment

Femoral shaft – Nailing – Intraoperative radiological assessment

Assessment of rotation

The profile of the lesser trochanter is compared with that of the contralateral leg (lesser trochanter shape sign).

Before positioning the patient, the profile of the lesser trochanter of the intact opposite side (patella facing anterior) is stored in the image intensifier.

The illustration shows the lesser trochanter of the intact opposite side.