Surgical Technique for Femoral Intramedullary Bent Nail Removal: A Case Report and Review of the Literature
School of Medicine Students' Journal,
Vol. 3 No. 1 (2021),
30 March 2021
A 21-year-old male patient was admitted with a severe right thigh deformity following a car accident. He experienced a previous history of Intramedullary interlocking femoral nail three years ago.
The neurovascular examination was normal. The radiologic evaluation revealed a bent nail with 105° angular deformity in the sagittal plane.
With a lateral approach to the apex of the fracture site, the Bent nail was cut by an 8mm cobalt drill, two parts of nail extracted; then fixation was performed by a new intramedullary interlocking nail and autogenous cancellous graft.
The fracture healed properly without any complication 6 months after corrective surgery.
- Fracture Fixation, Intramedullary
- Orthopedic Procedures
- Bone Malalignment
- Femoral shaft fracture
- Autogenous cancellous bone graft
- Removal techniques of intramedullary bent nail
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