John M. Flynn, MD
Titanium elastic nails are commonly used to stabilize femoral fractures in school-aged children. The results of a prospective study by John M. Flynn, MD et.al, support the recent empiric observations and published results of retrospective series indicating that a child in whom a femoral fracture is treated with titanium elastic nails achieves recovery milestones significantly faster than a child treated with traction and a spica cast. In this JBJS video supplement, Dr. Flynn identifies common pitfalls and provides surgical pearls to minimize the complications associated with this fracture stabilization technique.
- Titanium Elastic Nails – Background
- Avoiding Complications
- Surgical Pearls
- Benefits of TEN
See the Corresponding JBJS Article:
- Flynn, John M., Luedtke, Lael M., Ganley, Theodore J., Dawson, Judy, Davidson, Richard S., Dormans, John P., Ecker, Malcolm L., Gregg, John R., Horn, B. David, Drummond, Denis S.
- Comparison of Titanium Elastic Nails with Traction and a Spica Cast to Treat Femoral Fractures in Children.
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2004;86:770-777. [Article]
- Total Run Time: 17:50 minutes
- Catalog Number: 6019
- VJO Publication Date: March, 2005