An elastic nail, also known as an intramedullary nail or an intramedullary rod, is a medical device used in orthopedic surgery to treat fractures of long bones, such as the femur or tibia. It is typically made of a strong, elastic material such as stainless steel or titanium.
The elastic nail is inserted into the medullary canal of the bone, which is the hollow space within the bone shaft. The nail is designed to stabilize the fractured bone by providing internal support and fixation. It helps align the bone fragments, prevents further movement, and promotes proper healing.
The procedure to insert an elastic nail involves making small incisions near the fractured bone. The nail is then guided into the medullary canal using specialized instruments and imaging guidance, such as fluoroscopy. Once the nail is properly positioned, it may be secured with screws at both ends to ensure stability.
One of the advantages of using an elastic nail is that it allows for early mobilization of the patient. The nail provides sufficient stability to the bone, reducing the need for external immobilization such as casts or external fixators. This can result in a faster recovery and rehabilitation process.
Elastic nails are commonly used in pediatric orthopedics, as children have a higher capacity for bone remodeling and can tolerate the presence of the nail as they continue to grow. However, they can also be used in certain cases for adults, particularly for fractures in the shafts of long bones.
It’s important to note that the information provided here is for general knowledge, and the specific use of an elastic nail for a fracture would depend on various factors such as the location and severity of the fracture, the patient’s overall health, and the surgeon’s judgment. If you have a specific medical concern, it’s best to consult with a qualified healthcare professional for accurate diagnosis and treatment options.
|TITANIUM GR-V||4006-02-44 TO 4006-04-44|
|STAINLESS STEEL 316L||–|
|SIZE||18CM TO 24CM|
|MAIN CATEGORY||INTERLOCKING NAILS|
|CATALOGUE WISE||SMALL BONE NAIL|