Brooker-wills nails in treatment of infra-isthmal injuries of the femur

Andrew F. Brooker, Robert J. Brumback

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Forty-four consecutive infra-isthmal fractures of the femur were treated with the Brooker-Wills locking nail system. Choice of this device was based on the desire to use a closed nailing system that provides improved fixation of the distal femur. Forty-three of 44 fractures healed. Complications of the device included some difficulty with instrumentation and deployment of the fins early in the series. Three femurs were 1 cm shorter than the opposite side and one was 2 cm shorter. There were no device failures. It is concluded that this completely closed locking nail system provided reliable results and few complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)688-691
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine


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