Increasing stability by pre-bending the nails in elastic stable intramedullary nailing
The Bone & Joint Journal, 04/27/2012Kaiser MM et al.
The findings validate the recommendations for pre–bending, but the degree of pre–bend should exceed 30°. Adopting higher degrees of pre–bending should improve stability in spiral fractures and reduce the complications of varus deformity and shortening.
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