Trochanteric Antegrade Nail
Stability and Versatility for high proximal fractures, mid-shaft fractures, distal fractures
Challenges with antegrade femoral nails
- No ideal solution for hip fractures in patients with good bone stock or patients with narrow femoral canals
- Difficult to gain and maintain compression
- Anatomic variability in femoral bows
- When in femoral mode, adequate purchase in the greater and lesser trochanter can be difficult
- Difficult to obtain adequate and stable purchase to treat periprosthetic fractures and complex distal fourth fractures
- Uniplanar fixation can lead to instability in the distal fragment
The TRIGEN◊ META-TAN◊ nail solution:
- Proximal region of the nail designed to address hip fractures in young patients and patients with narrow femoral canals, while the integrated screws provide rotational control and optional linear compression
- Length dependent bows and an increased femoral mode screw angle to accommodate patient anatomy
- Three threaded, multi-planar points of fixation provide stability to address distal fourth fractures
The TRIGEN◊ META-TAN◊ Trochanteric Antegrade Nail is indicated for fractures of the femur including simple long bone fractures, severely comminuted, spiral, large oblique and segmental fractures; nonunions and malunions; polytrauma and multiple fractures; prophylactic nailing of impending pathologic fractures ;reconstruction, following tumor resection and grafting; supracondylar fractures; bone lengthening and shortening; and for fixation of fractures that occur in and between the proximal third and distal fourth of the femur.
In addition, TRIGEN META-TAN Nails contain holes/slots proximally to accept screws that thread into the femoral head for compression and rotational stability and are indicated for the following: subtrochanteric fractures; intertrochanteric fractures; ipsilateral femoral shaft/neck fractures; and intracapsular fractures.