Supporting indications

  • Unacceptable deformity
  • Correction of deformity requires fracture disimpaction

Advantages

  • Minimal soft-tissue damage
  • Good metaphyseal stability
  • Reduction of the metaphyseal fracture component is aided by the nail itself

Disadvantages

  • Tuberosity reduction and fixation may be adversely affected by nail
  • Risk of damage to the axillary nerve
  • May increase shoulder pain