© 2002

Practice of Intramedullary Locked Nails

Advanced Techniques and Special Applications Recommended by “Association Internationale pour l’OstéosynthÈse Dynamique” (AIOD)

  • I. Kempf
  • K. S. Leung
  • A. Grosse
  • H. J. T. M. Haarman
  • H. Seidel
  • G. Taglang

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. I. Kempf, H. Seidel
    Pages 1-1
  3. K. S. Leung
    Pages 13-22
  4. G. Taglang
    Pages 23-28
  5. C. M. Court-Brown, A. C. Masquelet, B. Schenck
    Pages 29-56
  6. D. Dagrenat, I. Kempf
    Pages 57-63
  7. P. H. Breedveld, J. P. A. M. Verbruggen, J. W. J. L. Stapert
    Pages 65-71
  8. D. Grosse, D. Brinkert, I. Kempf
    Pages 73-81
  9. H. Seidel
    Pages 83-93
  10. S. Boriani, F. De Iure, A. Gasbarrini, S. Bandiera
    Pages 95-107
  11. F. C. Bakker, G. J. Eggink, M. L. M. J. Goessens, H. J. T. M. Haarman, C. Lefèvre, D. Le Nen et al.
    Pages 109-127
  12. S. Boriani, R. Pascarella, G. Taglang, C. Lefèvre, D. Le Nen, H. Seidel
    Pages 129-158
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 159-160

About this book


This book focuses on the internal fixation of long bones by using intramedullary locked nails in a closed technique. Intramedullary fixation fulfils the biological requirements for fracture healing and minimises surgical trauma. Locked nails provide a favourable mechanical environment for fracture stabilisation and post-operative rehabilitation. It illustrates the use and relevance of this technique in orthopaedic and trauma surgery including reconstructive surgery, covering the basic scientific principles of reaming and locking as well as basic and advanced surgical techniques. Prevention of complications and complication management are discussed in detail. An international board of editors and authors stand for expertise in the different subspecialties of the topic. Comprehensive information is thus provided enabling the reader to reliably use the techniques described.


Intramedullary Nails complication fixation fracture hip osteosynthesis osteotomy rehabilitation surgery surgical techniques trauma

Editors and affiliations

  • I. Kempf
    • 1
  • K. S. Leung
    • 2
  • A. Grosse
    • 3
  • H. J. T. M. Haarman
    • 4
  • H. Seidel
    • 5
  • G. Taglang
    • 3
  1. 1.AIODStraßbourgFrance
  2. 2.Department of Orthopaedics and TraumatologyThe Chinese University of Hong KongShatin, Hong Kong SARChina
  3. 3.Centre de Traumatologie et d’OrthopédieStraßbourgFrance
  4. 4.Department of SurgeryAcademisch ZiekenhuisAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  5. 5.Abteilung für UnfallchirurgieAllgemeines Krankenhaus WandsbeckHamburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Practice of Intramedullary Locked Nails
  • Book Subtitle Advanced Techniques and Special Applications Recommended by “Association Internationale pour l’OstéosynthÈse Dynamique” (AIOD)
  • Editors I. Kempf
    K.S. Leung
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-64080-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-62962-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-56337-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 160
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Surgical Orthopedics
    Traumatic Surgery
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Industry Sectors
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From the reviews:

"This two-volume book … constitutes an indispensable work to whom is interested in intra-medullary locked-nailing. The first volume is dedicated to the basic sciences and standard techniques as recommended by the International Association for Dynamic Osteosynthesis (IADO). … The second work is dedicated to the more special techniques which are the femoral diaphyseal fractures … the femoral distal fractures, the open fractures. … One must congratulate the authors for having organized in an efficient way the spreading of this method, which revolutionized the prognosis." (Pierre Kehr, European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology, Vol. 13 (3), 2003)