Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
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How to extract a broken cephalomedullary nail safely? A case presentation and review of the literature

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Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Shohada Tajrish Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

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Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Universidad de Los Andes, Fundación Santa Fé de Bogotá, Bogotá, Colombia

AOTT 2021; 55: 362-366
DOI: 10.5152/j.aott.2021.20282
Read: 149 Downloads: 69 Published: 17 August 2021

Application rate of cephalomedullary nails in treatment of pertrochanteric fractures has been increased. Although cephalomedullary nail breakage is rare, the occurrence is catastrophic and removingdistal fragment of the broken nail is always a challenging issue. Many techniques have been described for extracting broken nails, but most of them are used for conventional femoral nails. Furthermore, many of these techniques require specific extraction devices. Herein, we introduce a simple technique to remove the distal fragment of broken cephalomedullary nail with the least equipment requirements.

Cite this article as: Ebrahimpour A, Biglari F, Sadighi M, Pesántez R. How to extract a broken cephalomedullary nail safely? A case presentation and review of the literature. Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2021; 55(4): 362–366.

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