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Elastic Stable Intramedullary Nailing (ESIN) for Femoral Shaft Fracture-Surgical Technique

January 01, 2012

Contributors: Shital N. Parikh, MD; Shital N. Parikh, MD

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Elastic stable intramedullary nail (ESIN) for pediatric femoral shaft fractures has become the standard of care for patients 5-12 years of age and for those weighing less than 112 pounds. From 2005 through 2010, we have treated 347 patients with femoral shaft fracture with ESIN at our institution. The video describes the surgical technique of flexible nailing in pediatric femoral shaft fracture. The technique details principles of nailing, preoperative planning, positioning of the patient, sizing of the nail, entry points for the nail, reduction maneuvers for safe passage of nails through the fracture site, and postoperative management.

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