Determination of entry point and guide-wire insertion
A finger is inserted to palpate the greater trochanter. The 2.8 mm guide wire, inserted under image intensifier control, enters the medullary canal at a slightly oblique angle. Introduction is manual, using the universal chuck with T-handle.
Verify the entry point by both AP and lateral views with image intensifier.
(Image shows external fixator used as temporary fixation device.)