[Biomechanics of intramedullary nailing and its interlocking].

  title={[Biomechanics of intramedullary nailing and its interlocking].},
  author={Elizabeth J. Teubner},
  journal={Zentralblatt fur Chirurgie},
  volume={110 19},
Mechanically an intramedullary nail cannot be conceived of as a nail but rather as a bendable feather subject to longitudinal tension and, to a lesser degree, to transverse pressure. Reaming the medullary canal is necessary for centralizing of the nail as well as for increasing the area of contact with the bone. However, this procedure is detrimental to the bone metabolism, thus reducing its elasticity against torsional forces. The dynamic locking nail-system is more biologic than conventional… CONTINUE READING