Journal of Medical Cases, ISSN 1923-4155 print, 1923-4163 online, Open Access
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Volume 6, Number 3, March 2015, pages 105-108

Femoral Fracture Caused by Removal of Femoral Intramedullary Nail Made of Stainless Steel


Figure 1.
Figure 1. A postoperative AP radiograph showing anatomical reduction.
Figure 2.
Figure 2. An AP radiograph taken immediately before the nail removal showing complete union of the fracture.
Figure 3.
Figure 3. An AP radiograph taken immediately after the nail removal showing longitudinal fracture lines (arrows).
Figure 4.
Figure 4. A CT image showing fracture lines that radiate in three directions (posterior, medial, and lateral) and a narrow, newly formed intramedullary bone that is the same in configuration as the nail surface.
Figure 5.
Figure 5. ZMS® femoral nail (distal end).