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Practice of Intramedullary Locked Nails

New Developments in Techniques and Applications

  • Kwok-Sui Leung
  • Gilbert Taglang
  • Reinhard Schnettler
  • Volker Alt
  • H. J. T. M. Haarman
  • Hartmut Seidel
  • Ivan Kempf


  • Latest state of the art of intramedullary fixation

  • Pioneer surgeons in the field from well-known trauma centers share their knowledge

  • Includes new designs, such as Gamma 3 nails

  • User-friendly format and instructive illustrations


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. K. S. Leung, G. Taglang, R. Schnettler
      Pages 3-3
  3. Advances in Biology and Fracture Healing in Locked Nails

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. R. Capanna, P. De Biase
      Pages 23-42
    3. J. P. Frölke
      Pages 43-56
    4. K. Trinkaus, S. Wenisch, C. Siemers, R. Schnettler
      Pages 57-63
  4. Materials Used for Intramedullary Devices

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. P. Procter, G. von Oldenburg, H. von Wieding, A. Speitling
      Pages 67-81
  5. New Designs of Intramedullary Nails

About this book


The third volume of the "Practice of Intramedullary Locked Nails" places a special focus on recent advancements in understanding the biology of fracture healing of long bones, the emerging technologies that further enhance the minimally invasive nature of closed treatment of fractures, and the availability of various surgical techniques in intramedullary fixation. The application of new technology in prevention of infection and application of the intramedullary fixation of fractures in pediatric and adolescent patients are also described. The contributors to this volume are from different well-known trauma centers and are pioneer surgeons in the development and practice of intramedullary locked nails.


Arthrose Computer aided orthopedic surgery Fracture healing Gamma 3 nail Implantat bone fixation fracture implant implantation infection minimally invasive surgery surgery surgical techniques trauma

Editors and affiliations

  • Kwok-Sui Leung
    • 1
  • Gilbert Taglang
    • 2
  • Reinhard Schnettler
    • 3
  • Volker Alt
    • 3
  • H. J. T. M. Haarman
    • 4
  • Hartmut Seidel
    • 5
  • Ivan Kempf
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Prince of Wales HospitalThe Chinese University of Hong KongShatin, Hong Kong SARRepublic of China
  2. 2.Centre de Traumatologie et d’OrthopédieIllkirch-GraffenstadenFrance
  3. 3.Klinik und Poliklinik für UnfallchirurgieUniversitätsklinikum GießenGießenGermany
  4. 4.Department of SurgeryAcademisch ZiekenhuisAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  5. 5.HamburgGermany
  6. 6.AIODOberhausbergenFrance

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