F1 Nail Short Hip Screw Titanium



There is emergent evidence to suggest that IM nails are a superior implant for the treatment of unstable intertrochanteric fractures. It has been shown that with unstable intertrochanteric fractures, problems with compression hip screw fixation such as excessive fracture collapse and implant cutout increase. Fractures classified as AO 31-A3 are often referred to as ‚ úreverse obliquity‚ ù fractures and in these cases the rates of failure for compression hip screws are too high to recommend its use. In these cases, IM nails can be shown to provide clinical advantage. Theoretical mechanical advantages of intramedullary nails over screw and plate fixation are attributed to a reduced distance between the hip joint and the implant, which diminishes the bending moment across the implant/fracture construct. Also, nails can be inserted percutaneously, thereby reducing both operating time and soft-tissue damage. Importantly, the nail acts as an intramedullary buttress to prevent excessive shaft medialisation. Using Titanium alloy (ISO5832-3), the Austofix F1 Hip Nail offers superior strength combined with the smallest diameter available for a proximal femoral nail. The instruments have been developed through clinical trials to be simple to use and enable the screws to be easily aligned in the femoral head. Operative times can be reduced significantly when using the F1 Hip Nail. The Austofix F1 Hip Nail complements the Austofix Nail Range; for antegrade femoral nailing indications. The S2 Supracondylar Nail is used for retrograde femoral nailing.

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