Femoral Recon Nail

The Femoral Recon Nail (FRN) system is an integrated nailing system designed to adapt to multiple surgical approaches. As part of the DePuy Synthes portfolio, the FRN leverages the global success and learnings of the EXPERT NAIL® System and the TFN-ADVANCED Proximal Femur Nailing System (TFNA).

The FRN System provides the choice of Piriformis Fossa (PF) and Greater Trochanter (GT) entry points and anatomical nail designs to support surgical preferences and facilitate hospital standardization.

The FRN was designed to provide COMPREHENSIVE SURGICAL OPTIONS, to address ANATOMICAL FIT and to REDUCE PROCEDURAL COMPLEXITY.

Femoral Recon Nail

Features & Benefits

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Comprehensive Surgical Solutions

The DePuy Synthes Femoral Recon Nail System offers an extensive range of surgical entry points and locking options to meet more surgeons’ needs for femoral shaft fractures.

  • Choice of entry points: Greater Trochanter and Piriformis Fossa
  • Two Proximal Locking Options (Standard and Reconstruction)
  • Four Distal locking options: 4 distal locking options including one hole with 10° offset and one A/P hole
  • Proximal and distal dynamization options
Femoral Recon Nail F&B #2, #9 & #10

Designed for Anatomical Fit

Femoral Recon Nail shape (1.0 anatomic bow) based on multi-ethnic 3-D computational study designed to better fit patient anatomy and to help avoid impinging anterior cortex compared to nails with larger radius of curvature.1

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Reduced Procedural Complexity

The FRN instrumentation includes features designed to reduce surgical complexity facilitating intraoperative visualization, implant positioning and alignment as well as ease of use for OR staff.

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Distal Locking Options

Equipped with four distal locking options, including an oblique distal hole offset 10° to target bone in the condyles and an A/P hole that provides an optional purchase point.

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Entry Point Selection

Greater Trochanter and Piriformis Fossa entry point nail designs to accommodate varying patient anatomies and surgeon preference.

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Proximal Locking Options

Choice of standard and reconstruction locking modes allows for the treatment of a variety of femoral fracture patterns and locations.

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Compatible with the Angular Stable Locking System (ASLS)

  • Designed to provide angular and axial stability.2

Femoral Recon Nail F&B #2, #9 & #10_0

Designed for Anatomical Fit

Nail designed to better fit patient anatomy and help avoid impinging anterior cortex compared to nails with a larger radius of curvature.3,4

Femoral Recon Nail F&B #2, #9 & #10_0

1.0m Anatomic Bow

Femoral Recon Nail shape based on multi-ethnic 3-D computational study designed to better fit patient anatomy and to help avoid impinging anterior cortex compared to nails with larger radius of curvature.3

Femoral Recon Nail F&B #11

Short Proximal Nail End

Short proximal nail end designed to reduce the risk of nail prominence compared with nails with a longer nail end.4

Reduced Procedural Complexity

The FRN instrumentation includes features designed to reduce surgical complexity facilitating intraoperative visualization, implant positioning and alignment as well as ease of use for OR staff.

FEMORAL RECON NAIL F&B #13

Radiolucent Instrumentation

Radiolucent insertion handle with radiographic indicators supports x-ray visualization and assists with guide wire placement.

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QUICK CLICK® Self-Retaining Technology

QUICK CLICK® Self-Retaining Technology designed to facilitate attachment of nail to insertion handle

Shared Instrumentation

Shared instrumentation platform with lower extremities shaft nails and TFN-ADVANCED® Proximal Femur Nailing System (TFNA) can reduce inventory complexity and promote familiarity with the instrumentation.

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Reaming Protection System

Reaming Protection System designed to protect the proximal metaphysis from lateralization during incremental reaming.

Resources

Supporting Documentation

Resources

Hip & Femur Fracture Solutions Brochure

Instrument Chart (Standard Locking)

Instrument Chart (Recon Locking)

Femoral Recon Nail System–Piriformis Fossa Inventory Control Form

Femoral Recon Nail System–Greater Trochanter Inventory Control Form

References

1. Büttler Markus, Trauma R&D, Zuchwil. Analysis–Anatomical Study. 2017.000271671.
2. Stoffel K, Schwieger K. AO Foundation: Biomechanical investigation on angular stable locking of the Expert Tibia Nail, 2007
3. Büttler Markus, Trauma R&D, Zuchwil. Analysis–Anatomical Study. 2017. 000271671.
4. Büttler Markus, Trauma R&D, Zuchwil.Analysis-Femoral Recon Nail, Proximal Nail End. 2017.0000271887.

Indication Statement

The Femoral Recon Nail System is intended for treatment of fractures in adults and adolescents (12-21) in which the growth plates have fused. Specifically, the system is indicated for:

  • Subtrochanteric fractures
  • Ipsilateral neck/shaft fractures
  • Femoral shaft fractures
  • Impending pathologic fractures
  • Malunions and nonunions

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