Executive Editor: Chris Colton, Rick Buckley

Authors: Peter V Giannoudis, Hans Christoph Pape, Michael Sch├╝tz

Femur shaft - Simple, spiral, distal 1/3 fractures - Antegrade nailing

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Glossary

Antegrade nailing (piriformis)

Most femoral nailing procedures are performed with antegrade nailing position. It is extremely successful and utilizes minimally invasive techniques.

The piriformis entry point is used for straight nails.

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Antegrade nailing (trochanteric)

Most femoral nailing procedures are performed with antegrade nailing position. It is extremely successful and utilizes minimally invasive techniques.

The trochanteric entry point is used for proximally curved nails.

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v2.0 2018-07-05