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4Creation of the nail entry site

Approach

For details about determination of the entry point and incising the skin, please refer to the intramedullary nailing approach. Remember that a precisely placed bony entry site is usually essential for successful intramedullary nailing, and that the skin incision must be placed to permit a proper bony entry site, and also to allow a straight, minimally traumatic passage for the nail as it enters the bone.