Removal of a Broken Cannulated Femoral Nail: A Novel Retrograde Impaction Technique
UNLABELLED Removal of intramedullary nails often is relegated to younger surgeons but may be difficult and challenging. We describe difficulties with removal of an incarcerated expandable femoral nail and a new technique for retrograde mobilization of an intramedullary nail through a small infrapatellar incision. No special device was necessary for successful implant removal. LEVEL OF EVIDENCE Level V, therapeutic study. See Guidelines for Authors for a complete description of levels of evidence.