Research Article| Volume 23, ISSUE 2, P129-130, 1992

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Retrieval of a broken intramedullary femoral nail

  • F.A. Khan
    Requests for reprints should be addressed to: Dr Firoz Ahmed Khan, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, College of Medicine and King Khalid University Hospital, PO Box 2925, Riyadh 11461, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, College of Medicine and King Khalid University Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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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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