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

Overview

MeSH

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Telemetry

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. Copyright 2014 by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

publication date

  • July 2014

has subject area

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Bone Nails
  • Fracture Fixation, Intramedullary
  • Humans
  • Leg Length Inequality
  • Male
  • Osteogenesis, Distraction
  • Telemetry

Research

keywords

  • Journal 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

  • 409

volume

  • 22

number

  • 7