Osteosynthesis and Trauma Care 2002; 10(Suppl 1): S71-S72
DOI: 10.1055/s-2002-33839
© Georg Thieme Verlag Stuttgart · New York

The Effects of a Femoral Shaft Fracture and its Early Fixation on the Multiple Injured Patients with Head Injury

T. Nau, F. Kutscha, T. Muellner, V. Vécsei
  • Department of Trauma Surgery, University of Vienna Medical School, Vienna, Austria
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Publication Date:
11 September 2002 (online)


There is an ongoing debate on the optimal temporal approach of surgical stabilization of femoral fractures in polytrauma patients with head injury. These patients have been shown to be vulnerable to hypoxemia and hypotension, which may lead to secondary brain injury. In this study we evaluated the effect of femoral fracture and its early stabilization on the morbidity and mortality of adult polytrauma patients with concomitant head injury.

Dr. T. Nau

Department of Trauma Surgery

University of Vienna

Währinger Gürtel 18-20

1090 Vienna


Email: thnau@hotmail.com