What is a Zimmer nail?
The Zimmer® Natural Nail™ System is a next generation system of intramedullary nails that is designed to help restore the shape of the fractured long bone to its natural, pre-injured state. The comprehensive system comprises intuitive instrumentation and a large choice of anatomical implants.
What is AFFIXUS nail?
The AFFIXUS Natural Nail Humeral System is a long bone nailing system that is built on the Natural Nail and AFFIXUS intramedullary platforms. This system offers a complete portfolio of implants and instruments, which treats a wide range of humeral fractures using simple and efficient instrumentation.
Is Cephalomedullary nail the same as intramedullary nail?
This new class of intramedullary nail, the so-called “cephalomedullary nail” includes the Long Gamma Nail (LGN), the Trochanteric Femoral Nail (TFN), and the Intertroch/Subtroch Nail (ITST).
How long does broken hip surgery take?
The surgeon makes a small incision (cut) on the side of your thigh. Special screws or nails are placed to hold the bones in their correct position. This surgery takes 2 to 4 hours.
What is humeral system?
Surgical Approach: The AFFIXUS Natural Nail Humeral System is a long bone nailing system built on the Natural Nail and AFFIXUS intramedullary platforms. This system offers a complete portfolio of implants and instruments, which treats a wide range of humeral fractures using simple and efficient instrumentation.
What is CMN in Ortho?
Both cephalomedullary nails (CMN), and sliding hip screws (SHS) are utilized as the standard of care for fixation of these fractures.
What is antegrade nailing?
Antegrade nailing is useful for the treatment of proximal femoral fractures; however, studies have found it to result in damage to the hip abductors and sometimes the pudendal nerve if the patient is in the supine position on a fracture table.
What is a gamma nail in hip surgery?
Overview. This procedure stabilizes severe fractures of the femur with a metal rod and screws implanted into the center of the bone. This system provides great strength while the bone heals.
Is a broken hip worse than a hip replacement?
Patients undergoing surgery for a hip fracture are at substantially higher risk of mortality and medical complications compared with patients undergoing an elective total hip replacement (THR).
What is apex distance?
Tip-apex distance (TAD) is the summation of the distance, in millimeters, from the tip of the lag screw to the apex of the femoral head on the anteroposterior (ap) and lateral (lat) radiographs.
What is Calcar femoris?
The calcar femorale is a spur of thickened bone that lies deep to the lesser trochanter but posterior to the neutral axis of the femoral neck. The calcar is thickest medially where it joins the compression buttress of the neck and gradually thins as it passes laterally.
What is proximal femoral nailing?
The proximal femoral nail (PFN) is an osteosynthetic implant designed to treat proximal femoral fractures in the trochanter area with a closed intramedullary fixation method.
What is intramedullary nailing procedure?
Intramedullary nailing is surgery to repair a broken bone and keep it stable. The most common bones fixed by this procedure are the thigh, shin, hip, and upper arm. A permanent nail or rod is placed into the center of the bone. It will help you be able to put weight on the bone.
How soon can I walk after hip pinning?
You may be able to walk on your own in 4 to 6 weeks. Until then, you will need crutches or a walker. After that, you may need to walk with a cane. Ask your doctor when you can drive again.
What is the Zimmer natural nail system?
The Zimmer Natural NailSystem is a system of intramedullary nails, screws, instruments and other associated implants that are designed to provide stable internal fixation for fractured long bones. The nails have been designed for specific applications to help restore the shape of the fractured bone to its natural, pre-injured state.
What is the difference between the Zimmer® natural nail® antegrade and the Zimmer natural retrograde?
The Zimmer® Natural Nail® Antegrade is designed to help surgeons restore the natural anatomic shape of the femur when treating femoral shaft fractures. Zimmer® Natural Nail® Retrograde is designed to help surgeons restore the natural anatomic shape of the femur when treating femoral shaft fractures.
How do you use a 10zimmer urgical guide?
10Zimmer®ural l yst Antegra Femoral urgical echnique Insert the nail over the guide wire with the arm of the guide facing lateral to the patient (Figure 16PF). Monitor the progression of the nail down the canal using the C-arm, especially as the nail is passing through or near the fracture site.
What is the length of a 16zimmer®Ural nail?
11 to 16mm from tip Dynamic Slot 22 to 37mm from tip 43 to 48mm from tip 23 to 30mm from head (Oblique hole) 9 to 15mm from head 59mm distal body length 13mm Head NOTE: There is no locking tab for retrograde femur short nails proximally. 16Zimmer®ural l Syst etrogra emoral l