Setscrew distal locking for intramedullary nails: a biomechanical study.

  title={Setscrew distal locking for intramedullary nails: a biomechanical study.},
  author={N. Buse K{\"o}se and Izge G{\"u}nal and Xiang-yang Wang and Kyriacos A. Athanasiou and Chandra Mauli Agrawal and Jay D. Mabrey},
  journal={Journal of orthopaedic trauma},
  volume={14 6},
OBJECTIVE This biomechanical study was undertaken to examine the effectiveness of setscrew distal locking in a static intramedullary (IM) femoral nail on the stability of fixation of femoral shaft fractures. DESIGN Fifteen fresh-frozen cadeveric femora were randomly separated into three groups of five bones and transversely sectioned immediately distal to the isthmus. After the insertion of the large-diameter nails, distal locking was obtained by conventional method in the first group. In the… CONTINUE READING


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