Risk of superior gluteal nerve and gluteus medius muscle injury during femoral nail insertion


Ozsoy M. H. , Basarir K., BAYRAMOĞLU A., Erdemli B., Tuccar E., Eksioglu M. F.

JOURNAL OF BONE AND JOINT SURGERY-AMERICAN VOLUME, no.4, pp.829-834, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.2106/jbjs.f.00617
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF BONE AND JOINT SURGERY-AMERICAN VOLUME
  • Page Numbers: pp.829-834

Abstract

Background: Abduction weakness and limping is a well-recognized complication of closed antegrade insertion of femoral nails. latrogenic injuries to the superior gluteal nerve and the gluteus medius muscle are the most likely contributing factors. The purpose of this study of cadavers was to assess the risk of nerve and muscle injury with various lower-limb positions used during nail insertion.