- IM nailing of the radius
Titanium elastic nail (TEN), Nancy nail
Into the radial styloid between the tendons of the extensor carpi radialis longus and extensor pollicis brevis.
Titanium elastic nail (TEN), Nancy nail, TrueFlex or SST nails
Beneath the extensor pollicis longus tendon on the radial side of the Lister tubercle.
Titanium elastic nail (TEN), Foresight nail, Nancy nail
Beneath the extensor carpi radialis tendon on the ulnar side of the Lister tubercle.
The entry point through the radius styloid can endanger the superficial (sensory) branch of the radial nerve.
The entry points near the Lister’s tubercle can damage the extensor tendons of the second and third compartments, especially when the nail is prominent.