Removal of a bent intramedullary nail with a posttraumatic sagittal plane deformity

Rahul Banerjee, Matthew Posner

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Abstract

High-energy injuries may result in a femur fracture with resultant bending of a previously placed intramedullary femoral nail. A bend of the nail in the sagittal plane presents unique challenges for nail extraction and subsequent exchange nailing. The described surgical technique illustrates a simple method to straighten the sagittal plane bend in situ and performs exchange nailing although maintaining symmetric femoral length and rotation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1500-1503
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care
Volume66
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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