Forces required to initiate sliding in second-generation intramedullary nails.

@article{Loch1998ForcesRT,
  title={Forces required to initiate sliding in second-generation intramedullary nails.},
  author={Dr A. Loch and Richard F Kyle and Joan E. Bechtold and M Kane and Kyle Anderson and Robert E Sherman},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={1998},
  volume={80 11},
  pages={1626-31}
}
Second-generation intramedullary nails, which allow the fixation screw that is placed in the femoral head to slide distally and thus allow compression of the fracture of the femoral neck, have become a popular option for the treatment of ipsilateral fractures of the femoral neck and shaft. However, the sliding characteristics of the screw within the barrel of the nail or the side-plate have not been assessed biomechanically, to our knowledge. The goal of the current study was to investigate the… CONTINUE READING
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