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Current Issue - March 2020, Volume 14, Issue No. 1

Official Journal of Malaysian Orthopaedic Association and ASEAN Orthopaedic Association

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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The Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal is a peer-reviewed journal that is published three times a year in both print and electronic online version. The purpose of this journal is to publish original research studies, evaluation of current practices and case reports in various subspecialties of orthopaedics and traumatology, as well as associated fields like basic science, biomedical engineering, rehabilitation medicine and nursing.

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