A simple technique for insertion of distal screws into interlocking nails.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Placement of distal interlocking screws into femoral and tibial nails is an exacting technique. Many techniques are described, each with their advantages and disadvantages. We describe an alternative technique using the "third point in space." This method has been successfully used in > 30 cases. It is universal, reproducible, and inexpensive, avoiding the use of distal targeting guides, expensive radiolucent drills, or visual estimations of alignment.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kelley, SS; Bonar, S; Hussamy, OD; Morrison, JA

Published Date

  • June 1995

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 9 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 227 - 230

PubMed ID

  • 7623175

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0890-5339

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00005131-199506000-00008


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States