Simple Anteroposterior Free Hand Technique for Fast Intramedullary Nail Distal Locking

TitleSimple Anteroposterior Free Hand Technique for Fast Intramedullary Nail Distal Locking
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsBotser I B, Shapira S, Herman A
JournalTechniques in Orthopaedics
Volume26
Issue2
Pagination119 - 121
Date Published2011 Jun
ISSN0885-9698
Abstract

We describe here our preferred technique for intramedullary distal nail locking. This is a free hand method, which relies mainly on the antero-posterior fluoroscopic view of the distal locking hole. Using this method spares the need for the classic “Perfect Circles”. Ten different orthopedic residents performed the procedure on 31 distal locking screws. The mean drilling time was 3.1 minutes, and lasted less than 3 minutes in 87% of the cases. We conclude that this technique is simple, quick and reliable.

DOI10.1097/BTO.0b013e3182073bd9
Short TitleTechniques in Orthopaedics