Cephalomedullary Nailing of Fractures of the Proximal Femur: Technical Tip for Precise Lag Screw Placement

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Abstract

The use of trochanteric entry cephalomedullary devices is steadily increasing among orthopedic surgeons. Stable fixation of these implants is dependent on positioning of the proximal lag screw into the center of the femoral head. We propose a simple and reliable technique to ensure appropriate placement of the lag screw into the center of the femoral head on the lateral view.

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