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Titanium Trochanteric Fixation Nail System (TFN)
The TFN permits an intramedullary approach for fixation of proximal femur fractures.
Features & Benefits
Radiolucent Insertion Handle
Several design features have been incorporated into the system to increase visualization of the femoral neck, facilitate positioning of the blade or screw, and provide improved handling:
- Short barrel for neck visibility
- Light, radiolucent material to facilitate handling and visualization
- Radiopaque lines for facilitating nail alignment with femoral neck and head (when using a true lateral view)
- Guide wire hole for locating instrumented end of nail
- Guide wire hole to visualize head element trajectory prior to inserting wire into bone
- Groove for guiding screwdriver to connecting screw recess and locking mechanism
- Simplified Driving Cap for quick assembly
*A Laboratory Model to Evaluate Cutout Resistance of Implants for Pertrochanteric Fracture Fixation, Somers et al, 2004
The Titanium Trochanteric Fixation Nail (TFN) is intended to treat stable and unstable fractures of the proximal femur including pertrochanteric fractures, intertrochanteric fractures, basal neck fractures, and combinations thereof. The Long TFN is additionally indicated for subtrochanteric fractures, pertrochanteric fractures associated with shaft fractures, pathologic fractures (including prophylactic use) in both trochanteric and diaphyseal regions, long subtrochanteric fractures, proximal or distal nonunions, malunions, and revisions.
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