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8Nail insertion

Femoral shaft – Antegrade nailing – Nail introduction

Introduction of nail

Under control with the image intensifier, the nail is pushed down as far as the fracture zone. After the driving cap has been fixed to the insertion handle, the nail is further advanced into the medullary cavity by gentle hammer blows, whilst verifying the position of the tip of the nail under the image intensifier.

In this intraoperative view, the nail is about to pass the fracture site in the intensifier image.