Narang Medical Introduces NET Multifix Nails: Same Nail That Can be Used for Right and Left Legs
NEW DELHI, January 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Orthopedic Implants are medical devices used to replace fixation of bone or to replace injured or troubled joints. Bone is the basic element of human body, which provides definite shape imparts strength & firmness and assists in movement. Humans commonly suffer from physical fractures, i.e., breaks of long bones such as the femur, tibia or humerus. Treatment of these fractures often requires surgery to artificially provide support, which is normally provided by an unbroken bone. In order to provide the needed support, metal plates are commonly placed along the exterior of a fractured bone and connected by various means, such as screws which connect with the bone cortical tissue. Other approach include interlocking nail and screw combinations. These methods comprise placing a metal nail within the fractured bone medullary canal and locking it in place with transverse pins or screws which also connect with bone cortical tissue. These nails are called Interlocking nails.
NET MULTI-FIX Universal Femoral / Tibial Interlocking Nails are very popular amongst Orthopaedic Surgeons. Same nail can be used for Right and Left leg, therefore less stock is needed. This rigid nail has multiple locking options. Proximal end has - Oblique locking with 6mm locking bolt from Greater to Lesser Trocanter. Optionally a second hole 4.5mm dynamic locking, and third 4.5mm round hole for static locking option. Two distal Lateral to Medial holes and one Anterior to Posterior hole ensure safe fixation.
Interlocking nails without dynamic holes are commonly used while treating fractures of the femoral and tibial shafts, but lacks ability to provide the important contact-compression at the fracture. Thus it take more time in healing of bone. Whereas, MULTIFIX nails proved to have excellently effective not only in treating acute fractures but also in many types of revision surgeries like corrective Osteotomy, stabilization after