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.

What is TFNA surgery?

The Trochanteric Fixation Nail – Advanced (TFNA) can be used to treat stable or unstable pertrochanteric fractures, intertrochanteric fractures or a combination of pertrochanteric and intertrochanteric fractures.

What is a TFNA? The TFN-ADVANCED Proximal Femoral Nailing System (TFNA) is designed to advance hip fracture treatment with: Outcomes-based Design. Reduced Procedural Complexity. Comprehensive Surgical Options.

What is proximal femoral nailing?

The Proximal Femoral Nail Antirotation (PFNA) device is a short intramedullary nail which uses a spiral blade device to obtain fixation in the femoral head, rather than a conventional screw. The operative technique for other cephalomedullary devices is similar, but for details see the manufacturer’s guides.

What is Cephalomedullary nailing?

The Cephalomedullary Nail was designed to help treat fractures of the femur, especially intertrochanteric and subtrochanteric fractures. The nail features a small proximal section that is designed to minimize the amount of bone that must be removed for nail insertion.

What is an IM nailing?

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 Pertrochanteric fracture?

Pertrochanteric femoral fractures are a subtype of trochanteric fractures involving the femur. They are one of the most common fractures in old patients. They can involve both the greater and lesser trochanter and are a type of extracapsular fracture.

Is a gamma nail an intramedullary?

Gamma3 Nailing System Gamma is a comprehensive intramedullary nailing system for the treatment of a wide range of proximal femur fractures as well as associated femoral shaft fractures. The system is the result of over 25 years of continuous innovation and clinical history.

What is the diameter of the helical blade and lag screw for the TFN advanced TFNA )?

14.12mm critical width for 11mm diameter nail. TFNA Helical Blade technology is designed to compress bone during insertion, which enhances implant anchorage and may reduce the risk of cut-out. Oblique lateral end of both blade and screw lies flush to lateral cortex to reduce protrusion on soft tissue.

How long till you can walk on a broken femur?

Full recovery from a femur fracture can take anywhere from 12 weeks to 12 months. But you are not alone. Most people experiencing a femur fracture can begin walking with the help of a physical therapist in the first day or two after injury and/or surgery.

What is femoral nailing procedure?

Currently, the method most surgeons use for treating femoral shaft fractures is intramedullary nailing. During this procedure, a specially designed metal rod is inserted into the canal of the femur. The rod passes across the fracture to keep it in position.

Should intramedullary nails be removed?

Intramedullary nail removal is safe. Patients with anterior knee pain should be told that their pain may persist and that knee pain may even arise. Most patients will require crutches and an average of 2 weeks away from work.

Is Cephalomedullary nail the same as intramedullary nail?

This new class of intramedullary nail, the so-called “cephalomedullary nail” includes the Long Gamma Nail (LGN), the Trochanteric Femoral Nail (TFN), and the Intertroch/Subtroch Nail (ITST).

Are there hip precautions with IM nailing?

NOTE: If pins, screws, nails, or plates were used to repair your broken hip, you do not need to follow the movement (hip) precautions above.

What is a hemi hip arthroplasty?

A hemiarthroplasty is a surgical procedure that involves replacing half of the hip joint. Hemi means “half” and arthroplasty refers to “joint replacement.” Replacing the entire hip joint is called total hip replacement (THR). A hemiarthroplasty is generally used to treat a fractured hip.

Are IM nails permanent?

What do I need to know about intramedullary nailing? Intramedullary nailing is surgery to repair a broken bone and keep it stable. The most common bones fixed by this procedure are the thigh, shin, hip, and upper arm. A permanent nail or rod is placed into the center of the bone.