Femur (Femoral) Nail is designed for varied use. A single nail can be used for both right and left standard interlocking procedures. The Femur (Femoral) Nail is available in the most commonly used sizes. These nails range in diameters from 8 mm to 14 mm and lengths from 240 mm to 420 mm.
Closed intramedullary nailing has long been a common method of treating noncomminuted fractures of the femur. The Femur (Femoral) Nail has extended the indications of closed intramedullary nailing to include comminuted fractures, fractures with bone loss, and proximal and distal fractures of the femur.
The multi-point fixation provided by the cross-section of the Femoral Nail makes it appropriate for use unlocked as well as locked in either the dynamic or static mode. It also makes it appropriate for reamed or unreamed applications. The successful use of Femur (Femoral) Nail is technically demanding. Close attention to positioning, reduction, rod placement, and insertion of the proximal and distal locking screws is mandatory.
Features & Benefits
Fractures with bone loss
Proximal and distal fractures
The physician’s education, training and professional judgement must be relied upon to choose the most appropriate device and treatment.
Any active or suspected latent infection or marked local inflammation in or about the affected area.
Compromised vascularity that would inhibit adequate blood supply to the fracture or the operative site.
Bone stock compromised by disease, infection or prior implantation that can not provide adequate support and/or fixation of the devices.
Material sensitivity, documented or suspected.
Obesity. An overweight or obese patient can produce loads on the implant that can lead to failure of the fixation of the device or to failure of the device itself.
Patients having inadequate tissue coverage over the operative site.
Implant utilization that would interfere with anatomical structures or physiological performance.
Any mental or neuromuscular disorder which would create an unacceptable risk of fixation failure or complications in postoperative care.
Other medical or surgical conditions which would preclude the potential benefit of surgery.