DSA Observation of Hemodynamic Response of Femoral Head With Femoral Neck Fracture During Traction: A Pilot Study
Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, 06/29/2012
Xiao J et al. – Traction impairs blood perfusion to the femoral head. Blood flow in the retinacular arteries was reduced and venous drainage impeded. Traction may be one of the major causes of femoral head osteonecrosis after femoral neck fracture.