Arthroscopy-Assisted Retrograde Nailing of Femoral Shaft Fractures

  • Oğuz Poyanli
  • Mehmet Esat Uygur
  • Mehmet Salih Söylemez


The potential benefits of arthroscopic retrograde femoral nailing versus standard arthrotomy include early recovery as well as advantages related to direct visualization, such as the ability to treat concomitant intra-articular pathologies, remove intra-articular loose bodies and debris, and avoid or reduce the negative effects of ionizing radiation during fluoroscopic examination after nail insertion. Development of compartment syndrome should be avoided by maintaining the arthroscopic pressure below 50 mmHg. Arthroscopic retrograde femoral nailing is a safe technique for treating femoral fractures, especially in patients with concomitant intra-articular injuries.


Retrograde femoral nailing Arthroscopy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Oğuz Poyanli
    • 1
  • Mehmet Esat Uygur
    • 1
  • Mehmet Salih Söylemez
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Orthopedics and Traumatologyİstanbul Medeniyet University HospitalİstanbulTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Orthopedics and TraumatologyBingöl State HospitalBingölTurkey

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