A Retrospective Review to Evaluate Treatment and Outcomes of Proximal Locking Screws for the Antegrade Nailing of Femoral Shaft Fractures.
All patients treated by the PI between 6/1/02 and 4/30/08 timeframe.
Between the ages of 18-99 years old.
Who experienced CPT code to be evaluated-27245-open treatment of femoral fracture with intermedullary implant, with or without interlocking screws and/or cerclage OR 27506- open treatment of femoral shaft fracture with or without external fixation, with insertion of intramedullart implant, with or without cerclage and/or locking screws.
There is one participation limitation for this protocol. It is based on age, because treatment recommendations for chicdren or for those over 99 may differ that that of the population being studied.