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Table 4 The analysis of fracture-related postoperative complications and their treatment.

From: 3066 consecutive Gamma Nails. 12 years experience at a single centre

Fracture related postoperative complication Number of patients Frequency (%) Treatment Number of patients
Cut out 57 1.85 THR 17
    Nail change 5
    Nail removal 8
    Lag screw removal 1
    No intervention 26
Infection 46 1.5 Nail removal 13
    Lavage 6
    THR 3
    No intervention 24
Femoral shaft fracture 19 0.6 Long Gamma Nail 19
Avascular head necrosis 17 0.5 THR 10
    Nail removal 1
    No intervention 6
Delayed healing/non-union 41 1.5 Nail dynamisation 32
    Bone grafting 10
    Exchange nailing 3
    THR 2
    Set screw removal 1
Distal locking screw problems 9 0.3 Screw removal 2
    No intervention 7