This book provides fundamental and practical knowledge in the treatment of fractures, healing disturbances and bone disorders with intramedullary nailing. It comprehensively discusses this biological and mechanical technique for appropriate indications and aims to ameliorate the standard of care for those patients who can benefit from intramedullary nailing. Its purpose is to guide the readers on the 'why, when, and how' for intramedullary nailing and is the first comprehensive resource to cover the actual know-how of this technique. Intramedullary Nailing: A Comprehensive Guide brings together a large number of experts and opinion leaders in the field of operative fracture care and reconstructive surgery to share their extensive experience with the readership of this book. Orthopedic trauma surgeons from all over the world, who work in many different circumstances and with the most diverse technical and logistical equipment, will find this book to be an essential resource and guide for utilizing this technique in clinical practice.
Part I - General part.- The origins.- Rationale.- Physiologic effects of reaming.- Interlocking.- Preoperative planning.- Reduction techniques.- Soft tissue management and postoperative care.- Complications.- Metal removal.- Part II - Specific part.- Clavicle.- Proximal humerus.- Humerus shaft.- Olecranon – ulna.- Distal radius.- Hand.- Pertrochanteric fractures.- Cement augmentation.- Subtrochanteric fractures.- Femur diaphysis.- Distal femur.- Proximal tibia.- Tibia diaphysis.- Distal tibia.- Children and adolescents.- Nonunion.- Malalignment.- Knee arthrodesis.- Hindfoot arthrodesis.- Limb lengthening – computerized.- Limb lengthening – mechanical.- Pathological fracture.- Antibiotic coated nail.- Congenital bone disorders.