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J Trauma. 2009 May;66(5):1500-3. doi: 10.1097/TA.0b013e31818a6d4b.

Removal of a bent intramedullary nail with a posttraumatic sagittal plane deformity.

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Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, El Paso, Texas, USA. rahulbanerjee7@hotmail.com

Abstract

High-energy injuries may result in a femur fracture with resultant bending of a previously placed intramedullary femoral nail. A bend of the nail in the sagittal plane presents unique challenges for nail extraction and subsequent exchange nailing. The described surgical technique illustrates a simple method to straighten the sagittal plane bend in situ and performs exchange nailing although maintaining symmetric femoral length and rotation.

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19430260
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10.1097/TA.0b013e31818a6d4b
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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