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FAN Nail


TRIGEN FAN (Femoral Antegrade Nail)

Made of Titanium 6AL4V

An alloy that offers strength and improved biocompatibility


Patented 5-hole Proximal Design

Allows the implant to be used in the same leg in a standard femoral or recon mode for more intraoperative options


12° Anteversion

Allows the distal screws of the implant to be located in a more medial/lateral plane for easier insertion


Anterior Bow

To match the bow of the femur for easier insertion and proper anatomical reduction


Distal Slot

Allows the fracture to be dynamized while maintaining rotational stability


Cannulated Round Shape

Allows the implant to be inserted over a Guide Rod and aids in removal


Diameter Choices

Standard sizes are 10 mm, 11.5 mm and 13 mm diameters. Addresses many indications without carrying a large inventory of implants



Download TRIGEN FAN Surgical Technique

Design Rationale


Designed to accommodate the standard femoral mode or the recon mode in the same leg. The nails have a 12° anteversion and an anterior bow to match the femur. Color coded for easy identification: Rose for Right; Lime for Left.


TRIGEN FAN (Femoral Antegrade Nail) and TAN Indications

The TRIGEN TAN and FAN intramedullary nails are indicated for fractures of the femur, including intertrochanteric, basi/trans-cervicalfemoral neck fractures and subtrochanteric fractures, ipsilateral femoral neck/shaft fractures,stable and unstable shaft fractures, segmentalfractures, nonunions and malunions, polytrauma,reconstructions following tumor resection and bone lengthening and shortening.




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