Executive Editor: Chris Colton
Authors: Peter V Giannoudis, Hans Christoph Pape, Michael Schütz
All Reductions & Fixations
Evaluate the neurovascular status of the limb and be aware of ligamentous injuries to the knee joint.There is a high incidence of other injuries associated with femoral shaft fractures, be aware of ipsilateral fractures of the neck of the femur and/or the posterior wall of the acetabulum.Periprosthetic fractures are not covered in this module.
Literature overview of femoral shaft fractures
OTD evidence reports: An overview of femoral-shaft related studies
Revised AO/OTA Fracture and Dislocation Classification (2018)
AO philosophy and principles