The CZMEDITECH Suprapatellar Approach Tibial Nail System is a system of intramedullary nails, screws, instruments and other associated implants that are designed to provide stable internal fixation for fractured long bones. The nails have been designed for specific applications to help restore the shape of the fractured bone to its natural, pre-injured state.
The Tibial Nail is designed to help treat various fractures of the tibia. Screws are placed through the nail to secure the implant in place and maintain length and alignment while healing occurs. The nail has multiple screw holes in the proximal body to allow surgeons to address different fracture types. The proximal slot allows for compression or dynamization across a fracture. A choice of lengths and diameters is available to match the individual anatomy of the patient.
Features & Benefits
The CZMEDITECH Suprapatellar Approach Tibial Nail System is intended for temporary fracture fixation and stabilization of the bone.
• Compound and simple shaft fractures
• Proximal, metaphyseal and distal shaft fractures
• Segmental fractures
• Comminuted fractures
• Fractures involving osteopenic and osteoporotic bone
• Pathological fractures
• Fractures with bone loss
• Periprosthetic fractures
• Pseudoarthrosis, non-union, malunion and delayed union
• Surgically created defects such as osteotomies
When this device is implanted using a Suprapatella surgical approach, all of the above indications apply with the exception of Periprosthetic Fractures.
• A medullary canal obliterated by a previous fracture or tumor
• Bone shaft having excessive bow or deformity
• Lack of bone substance or bone quality which makes stable seating of the implant impossible
• All concomitant diseases that can impair the functioning and the success of the implant
• Insufficient blood circulation
• Skeletally immature patients
This nail should only be used to treat a periprosthetic fracture if the in situ device is firmly fixed and if the Suprapatella surgical approach is not being used for implantation. When treating a periprosthetic fracture, the nail should be positioned so that it does not come in contact with the in situ device.