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3Positioning of a guide wire

In general, short nails are straight, and therefore, the skin incision should be in line with the femoral shaft axis.

Determination of the entry point

The short nails are slightly curved anteriorly to correspond to the anterior bow of the femur and have a slight lateral deviation of the proximal part in the AP plane to correspond to the shape of the greater trochanter. The entry point is usually on the lateral aspect of the greater trochanter (see the nailing approach).
Make your skin incision in line with the femoral shaft axis and about 5 cm proximal to the tip of the trochanter.