The reported incidence of implant failure following reamed intramedullary tibial fixation is low. When necessary, retrieval of failed tibial nail segments is best performed in a closed fashion in order to avoid the delayed healing and increased risk of infection that may result from exposure of the tibial fracture site. A method to facilitate closed removal of the distal segment of a failed tibial nail is described.
- Implant failure
- Interlocking tibial nail
- Tibia fracture
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine