Motorized intramedullary nail for management of limb-length discrepancy and deformity Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Bone Nails
  • Fracture Fixation, Intramedullary
  • Leg Length Inequality
  • Osteogenesis, Distraction

abstract

  • Distraction osteogenesis has been used for more than 50 years to address limb-length discrepancy and deformity. Intramedullary fixation has been used in conjunction with external fixation to decrease the time in the external fixator and prevent deformity and refracture. A new generation of motorized intramedullary nails is now available to treat limb-length discrepancy and deformity. These nails provide bone fragment stabilization and lengthening with reliable remote-controlled mechanisms, obviating the need for external fixation. Motorized intramedullary nails allow accurate, well-controlled distraction, and early clinical results have been positive.

publication date

  • January 2014

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.5435/JAAOS-22-07-403

PubMed ID

  • 24966246

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 403

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 22

number

  • 7