Incarcerated Femoral Shaft Fracture in Young Adults: A Report of Two Cases

劉 献道(Hsien-Tao Liu), 王 宜君(I-Chun Wang), 游 重銘(Chung-Ming Yu), 王 坤全(Kun-Chung Wang), Chih-Hwa Chen

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In young adults, nearly all complete femoral shaft fractures are displaced fractures. In a special situation of an adequate bending movement or an adequate direct force to break the femur, an incarceratable geometry of the fracture ends and balanced muscular forces of the thigh after a fracture, fracture ends will lock in varal alignment. In this situation, we can complete closed femoral nailing without the use of a fracture table and fluoroscope in lateral decubitus position after careful preparation. Therefore, we could avoid some radiation exposure.
Translated title of the contribution年輕人之嵌閉式股骨幹骨折: 兩病例報告
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)198-200
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Orthopedic Surgery Taiwan
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2005


  • nondisplaced femoral fracture
  • femoral nailing


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