A technique for extracting a buried Kuntscher nail from the femur during total hip arthroplasty. HIP International. 2010;20(2):292-295.

A technique for extracting a buried Kuntscher nail from the femur during total hip arthroplasty

Ng AB, Jivanjee AJH, Jasani KM, Purbach B.
Hip

We describe a novel technique that allows safe extraction of a buried Kuntscher nail during total hip arthroplasty in a patient with ipsilateral, symptomatic post-traumatic osteoarthritis of the hip. This method allows the surgeon to visualise the antegrade entry point of the nail allowing safe extraction of the device without compromising the result of the hip arthroplasty.


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