Paper| Volume 23, ISSUE 5, P291-292, 1992

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Complications associated with the use of the Gamma nail

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      At Kingston Hospital the Gamma nail has only been used for the fixation of unstable intertrochanteric and subtrochanteric fractures of the femur. There have been 28 cases; 21 required distal locking. Of these, there were intraoperative difficulties in nine.
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