Common questions

What is IM nailing of tibia?

What is IM nailing of tibia?

Intramedullary nailing is the most popular and widely used method for treating tibial shaft fractures. Intramedullary nailing involves minimal surgical dissection, allowing preservation of blood supply by not disrupting the soft tissue around the fracture.

What is a medullary nail and how is it inserted?

An intramedullary nail is a metal rod that is inserted into the medullary cavity of a bone and across the fracture in order to provide a solid support for the fractured bone. Intramedullary nailing is currently considered the “gold standard” for treatment of femoral shaft fractures (Rudloff 2009).

What is K nail?

The use of unlocked intramedullary nail (K-nail) has virtually been abandoned. Unlocked intramedullary nails were initially developed for fixation of transverse and short oblique fractures around the mid shaft region, i.e., the isthmic and paraisthmic areas of the shaft [11].

Can you walk with tibia fracture?

Can you still walk with a fractured tibia? In most cases, the answer is no. Walking after a tibia fracture can make your injury worse and may cause further damage to the surrounding muscles, ligaments and skin. It’s also likely to be extremely painful.

How is a rod inserted in the tibia?

Intramedullary nailing. During this procedure, a specially designed metal rod is inserted into the canal of the tibia. The rod passes across the fracture to keep it in position. The intramedullary nail is screwed to the bone at both ends.

What can I expect after tibial nail surgery?

After surgery, patients are often placed in a splint or walking boot and often can bear weight immediately. If the smaller ankle bone (the fibula) is badly broken, weight bearing may be delayed. Gentle motion is begun early to prevent stiffness.

What are K wires used for?

Kirschner wires (K-wires) are stiff, straight wires that are sometimes needed to repair a fracture (broken bone). K-wires are also commonly called ‘pins’. If your child has a fracture that requires surgery, they may need K-wires to help hold the bones in place until they heal.

How do you measure your tibia nails?

Tibial nail length estimation measurement was done from highest point of tibial tuberosity to the tip of the medial malleolus (TT-MM). O-MH measurement was taken from tip of olecranon to the tip of 5th metacarpal head with wrist in neutral position and hand clenched.

What is the healing time for a broken tibia?

The average time to healing in a simple tibia fracture is about 4.5 months. There is one study that suggests applying a medical device that emits pulses of ultrasound waves to the bone for twenty minutes a day can decrease the healing time approximately by three weeks.

What is stress reaction in the tibia?

A stress reaction is an overuse injury where the bone gets too much microscopic stress without enough time to heal. It is a precursor to a stress fracture. If you have a stress reaction of any bone, and you continue to put repetitive stress on that bone, the stress reaction could become a stress fracture. The tibia – or shin bone – is no different.

What is a tibia nail?

Tibial Nail. Data indicates that the tibia is the most commonly fractured long bone in the body. From low-energy contact in sports to auto and factory accidents, it’s a fracture touching every demographic. With a shape engineered to optimally fit all patient anatomies, the OIC Tibial Nail has been designed with value and predictable outcomes in mind…

What is a cracked tibia?

A tibia fracture is a break in the tibia, the major bone in the lower leg which is also known as the shinbone. After the femur, the tibia is the longest bone in the body, and it is a major weight bearing bone, which can make a fractured tibia extremely problematic.

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