Fracture of an expandable intramedullary nail. Surgical technique for nail removal


poyanlı o., unay k., akan k., ÖZKAN K.

ACTA ORTHOPAEDICA BELGICA, cilt.75, ss.258-261, 2009

  • Cilt numarası: 75 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Dergi Adı: ACTA ORTHOPAEDICA BELGICA
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.258-261

Özet

Intramedullary nailing with expandable nails is one of the techniques available for the treatment of fractures of long bones. Concerns regarding bony union have been reported in medical literature, but no case of femoral nail breakage secondary to delayed union has been reported to date. We present a case of a broken expandable femoral nail secondary to delayed union, and we describe the technique used for its extraction.