Bent femoral intramedullary nail: a case report and review of the literature

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Gianluca Canton
Bramir Haxhaj
Roberto Fattori
Luigi Murena


bent intramedullary nail, femoral shaft fracture, bent femoral nail, bent nail removal


Intramedullary nailing is considered the gold standard technique for the treatment of femoral shaft fractures. A rare complication of this technique is nail bending after a new trauma. In these cases nail removal might be really challenging. The present paper provides a brief review of surgical techniques purposed in the literature for bent nail removal and describes a clinical case.


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