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9Locking

Locking

Since rotational stability is hard to achieve with forearm nails, locking is important.
Due to the shape and size of the bones, and the risk to neurovascular structures, locking is more demanding compared to other long bones.
In order to overcome the challenges of locking a forearm nail, different mechanisms are available. Such mechanisms include:

  • Targeting devices
  • Threaded cap principle
  • Set screw principle