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Nail

A unit of length equivalent to 2.25 inches.
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The interlocking nails also not devoid of complication as reported by some authors [10,11] In this study only 3 (4.1%) patients had 1-2 cms shortening.
Failures in the use of polyacetal and polyamide in the form of intramedullary interlocking nail for immobilization of induced femoral fracture in young cattle.
Hung, "Implementation of a sound-guided navigation system for tibial closed interlocking nail fixations in orthopedics," Journal of Medical and Biological Engineering, vol.
A method closely approaching this perfection is IM interlocking nails. The objective of this prospective study is to achieve the ultimate goal of fracture union and early rehabilitation and good fracture healing response.
This was a Descriptive study of forty four cases of femoral shaft fractures treated with antegrade close reamed intramedullary interlocking nail from March 2010 to March 2011 at Orthopaedic Department of Lady Reading Hospital Peshawar, that were followed for a minimum of six months and were evaluated for results and complications in terms of infection,
IM interlocking nail is a load sharing device and are less loaded than plates causing less cortical osteopenia of stress shielding which is a feature of the load bearing plates.5,6
Additionally, this bone has a small medullary cavity accessible only through articular surfaces, eliminating interlocking nail and intramedullary pin stabilization options.
Delayed union in femur shaft fractures managed with static interlocking nail from 6 weeks to 6 months.
Various other surgical options have been previously reported including interlocking nail, dynamic hip screw (DHS) and plates, or cannulated cancellous screw (CCS) [3, 4, 8-10].
Results: Out of 50 patients, 42 patients were male and 8 patients were female, with male to female ratio was 7:1 of static interlocking nail and 4:1 of dynamic interlocking nail.