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Right Femur Fracture and Compartment Syndrome with Surgical Repairs
Right Femur Fracture and Compartment Syndrome with Surgical Repairs
This exhibit begins with an anterior view of the right thigh describing the pre-operative condition. The thigh is swollen with compartment syndrome, and the femur is visible beneath the skin showing the subtrochanteric/intertrochanteric femur fracture. .rnNext, multiple steps of the operative repair is illustrated, including the fasciotomies to relieve the compartment syndrome, the incision over the greater trochanter, insertion of guidewire and reaming of the femur, and insertion of the intramedullary nail and proximal and distal locking screws.rnFinally, another anterior view of the thigh describes the post-operative condition, with the fracture reduced, hardware in place, and fasciotomies left open to relieve pressure on the muscles.
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