The first description in the literature, of a complication during the extraction of a retrograde expandable intra-medullary nail in three patients

@inproceedings{Tilkeridis2016TheFD,
  title={The first description in the literature, of a complication during the extraction of a retrograde expandable intra-medullary nail in three patients},
  author={Konstantinos Tilkeridis and Themistoklis Tzatzairis and Marios Tryfonidis and D. G. Elliot and R. B. Simonis},
  booktitle={Trauma case reports},
  year={2016}
}
Ankle fractures in elderly people are low-energy fractures characterised by fragility. In the majority, they are unstable and challenging to manage. Retrograde expandable intra-medullary nails (Fixion®, Biomet Merck Limited) inserted through the calcaneum across the sub-talar and ankle joints into the tibia have been successfully used in the treatment of fragility fractures and non-unions of the distal tibia and ankle, where the use of an antegrade locked nail would not provide adequate… CONTINUE READING

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