Volume 4, 2018
|Number of page(s)||3|
|Published online||13 July 2018|
Removal of broken reamer stuck into femoral shaft in implanting PFNA: a case report
Department of Orthopedics, Ningbo NO. 6 Hospital, NO. 1059 ZhongShan Road,
Ningbo, PR China
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 6 May 2018
Femoral intertrochanteric fracture is very common in elderly population. The usual treatment for these patients is intra-extramedullary fixation. In normal situations, expand medullary cavity is needed, in order to implant various intramedullary implants. On rare occasion, which will in turn lead to the reamer is stuck into the medullary cavity of femoral shaft. Open or closed technique for moving of the broken nails had been reported before. We firstly report a novel technique by using handy tool which included in orthopaedic instrument set to remove the broken reamer stuck into femoral cavity when implanting a PFNA.
Key words: Broken reamer / Removal / Fermoral
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2018
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