Management of a Broken PRECICE Femoral Nail at an Ununited Distraction Osteogenesis Site: A Case Report

Krystin A. Hidden, Mark T. Dahl, Thuan V. Ly

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Abstract

CASE: A 20-year-old man with a history of right lower extremity fibular hemimelia previously treated with PRECICE femoral nail lengthening presented with a broken magnetic nail and a displaced fracture through an ununited distraction osteogenesis site. Using a combination of techniques, we removed the broken implant while maintaining the achieved limb length and preserving the native biology without bone grafting. CONCLUSION: The unique challenges associated with the removal of a broken PRECICE femoral nail are described, with a technique for implant removal that preserves the achieved length, the innate biology of the distraction osteogenesis site, and promoting union without bone grafting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e0267
JournalJBJS case connector
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020

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  • Journal Article
  • Case Reports

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