Techniques for the removal of broken small-diameter tibial nails: a report of two cases.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The availability of small-diameter interlocking nails for unreamed applications has expanded the indications for intramedullary nailing of open tibial shaft fractures. Smaller diameter nails that are inserted without reaming are mechanically weaker than the larger-diameter nails that are inserted after intramedullary reaming. Potentially, nails with a smaller diameter will fail at a higher rate, creating unique difficulties associated with their removal. This article presents two cases that illustrate solutions to those problems.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kelley, SS; Morrison, JA; Templeman, DC

Published Date

  • 1995

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 9 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 523 - 525

PubMed ID

  • 8592267

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0890-5339

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00005131-199509060-00011


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States