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Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2011 Dec;40(12):630-5.

The extended-short nail system, a novel concept in the management of proximal femur fractures.

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Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Research, Orthopaedic Surgery Specialists, Burbank, California, USA.


In light of recent health care reform and the aging US Medicare population, it is becoming increasingly important for orthopedic surgeons to use effective and efficient strategies for hip fracture surgery. The Extended-Short Nail System (ES nail) is a US Food and Drug Administration-approved titanium nail which is locked at the same location as the locking hole of a short intramedullary (IM) nail. The ES nail takes advantage of an "extended-short" hybrid design combining the mechanical characteristics of a long IM nail with the surgical ease of use offered with a short IM nail.

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