Fixion Expandable Nail
The Fixion Expandable Nail is a revolutionary concept in intramedullary nailing.
The Fixion® IM Nail is expandable and does not require interlocking screws for intramedullary fixation. The Nail is inserted into the medullary canal in a narrow form. Once in position, the Nail is expanded to its intended diameter using saline solution and utilizing a pump. It is available for humerus, tibia and femur.
- Expanded within the medullary canal with saline solution.
- Inserted in a reduced diameter.
- Adapts itself to the contours of the medullary canal (hour-glass shape).
- Fixation is achieved along the entire length of the nail. Perfect positioning at fracture site.
- Minimally Invasive Procedure.
- Reaming is optional.
- No interlocking screws required, thus reduced infection risk.
- Minimized fluoroscopy exposure.
- Reduced procedure time.
- One entry point instead of 3 skin and tissue dissections performed in standard nailing surgeries.
- In humeral procedures, reduced possibility of damaging the rotator cuff.
- For humeral procedures, due to its geometry and reduced diameter, the same nail may be implanted in antegrade and retrograde approaches.
- Reduce the possibility of nerve damage.
- As the nail adapts to the intramedullary canal shape and diameter, a homogeneous fixation of the fracture is achieved and there are no transverse movements at the fracture site.
- Immediate axial load transfer in-between the fracture fragments contributes to faster callus formation.
- Significant advantages in treating osteoporotic bone and pathological fractures.
- Removal is easier (nail can be deflated).
- Reduced inventory as expansion enables covering of a range of medullary canal diameters.
PRINCIPLE OF OPERATION
- Nail is supplied in a reduced diameter configuration.
- Nail is inserted into the medullary canal utilizing the insertion handle.
- Once in position, the Nail is expanded to its intended diameter by inflation with saline solution, utilizing the pump.
- Excellent fixation is achieved by the attachment of the four longitudinal bars of the Nail to the inner wall of the medullary cavity.
- Acute fractures of the humerus, tibia or femur which are 5cm below the surgical neck and 5cm proximal to the distal end of the medullary canal.
- Nonunions and malunions.
- Long bone reconstruction following tumor resection, grafting and prophylactic nailing of impending pathological fractures.
- Revision procedures where other treatments and devices have failed.
Fixion IM Humeral Nail:
bend at first third
180 * , 200, 220, 240, 260, 280
7.0 - 8.0
8.0 - 10.0
10.0 - 12.0