Subtrochanteric Femoral Non-union



Previous stabilized femoral subtrochanteric fracture that failed to progress to union.

Early implant failure.

Non-union associated with pain and impaired hip function.


Great Trochanter Femoral Shaft Image Intensifier Iliac Crest Bone Graft Plate Holder 

Further Reading

  1. Giannoudis PV, Atkins R. Management of long bone non-unions. Injury. 2007;38 Suppl 2:S1–2.Google Scholar
  2. De Vries JS, Kloen P, Borens O, et al. Treatment of subtrochanteric nonunions. Injury. 2006;37(2):203–11.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Barquet A, Mayora G, Fregeiro J, et al. The treatment of subtrochanteric nonunions with the long gamma nail: twenty-six patients with a minimum 2-year follow-up. J Orthop Trauma. 2004;18(6):346–53.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Academic Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, School of MedicineUniversity of LeedsLeedsUK
  2. 2.Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic SurgeryLeeds Teaching Hospitals NHS TrustLeedsUK

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