Removal of a Nail From Bone After Nail Gun Injury: A Case Report and Utility of a Classic Technique
Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, 07/27/2012
Dollahite H et al. – The authors have revisited the tool designed solely for the purpose of nail removal, that is, a claw hammer: this tool is readily available from materials management at most hospitals, can be easily autoclaved, and is effectively used with a block or surgical pan lid to gain leverage and protect the soft tissues. The authors have found this method to be simple and extremely useful for nail removal for the nail–impaled patient.