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6Treatment - implant retention or removal

If a fracture site infection develops after intramedullary nailing, it is likely that the infection has ...

Implant retention or removal: IM nails

If a wound infection develops after intramedullary nailing, it is likely that the infection has spread along the medullary cavity. The infection may be early, or late, before or after union. Adequate surgical clearance requires removal of the nail and reaming of the medullary canal.