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A method of retrieval of the distal fragment of a broken intramedullary femoral nail is described. The procedure is simple and requires a steel drill, a standard nail extraction hook and a slotted hammer. The method was successfully used in two patients with ununited fractures of the femoral shaft in which the broken intramedullary nail had jammed in the distal fragment.
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Accepted: May 24, 1991
© 1992 Published by Elsevier Inc.