Valgus Malalignment Due to Internally Malrotated Trochanteric Nail Placement, with Rotational Malalignment in Femoral Shaft Segmental Fracture Fixation, an Underestimated Avoidable Technical Error: A Case Report
Coronal malalignment due to malrotated trochanteric nail placement in femoral fracture fixation has never been reported. We present a case of a femoral segmental fracture fixed with a trochanteric nail, with a malrotated placement resulting in a valgus malaligned nail and femur, associated with a rotational malalignment. Knowledge of the modern nail design with proper intra-operative precautions, would avoid this underestimated technical error.
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