Case 39: LMA in Elective Orthopedic Surgery
A 25-year-old man is scheduled for an intramedullary nailing for a femoral fracture. He is otherwise healthy. One week before, he had a motor vehicle accident. Initially, he was treated conservatively, in the hospital, by sustained traction with the left leg in a Thomas’s splint. But since a satisfactory reduction could not be secured by this method, surgery was recommended and accepted.