Expert Titanium Cannulated Tibial Nail with Proximal Bend
The expert titanium cannulated tibial nail with proximal bend is identical to the existing expert tibial nail system except for the new bend. It is therefore indicated to stabilize fractures of the proximal tibia, distal tibia, and tibia shaft (open and closed). Tibial nonunions and malunions may also be treated with the new nail when an intramedullary implant is deemed appropriate.
The additionally available new tibial nail with proximal bend provides the possibility to choose the optimal solution according to patient anatomy. The new version has a proximal bend of 10.5 with a fixed bend radius of 100 mm at 65 mm from the proximal end and a distal bend of 3 at 52 mm. This version may be used for any fracture pattern and may be preferable in certain populations such as those seen in the Asia Pacific region.
The nail incorporates new features that allow an increased ease of removal of the connecting bolt as well as a more rigid connection between the nail and the insertion instruments.
The new nails are available in diameters from 9 to 13 mm, and in lengths from 255 to 435 mm, in increments of 15 mm.
All other features, such as the proximal and distal locking options and all additional implants and instruments are the same as for the existing expert nail family system.
48-year-old male. Tibia shaft fracture with fibula fracture.
Case provided by Hermann Bail, Berlin, DE
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