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Retrograde Femoral Nail System


Threaded for enhanced fixation

The TRIGEN META-NAIL Retrograde Femoral Nail is the latest addition to the TRIGEN family of intramedullary nails. With a full range of sizes, the Retrograde Femoral Nail is a comprehensive approach to the treatment of femoral fractures. Enhanced fixation via threaded screw holes and polyethylene bushings offer better solutions for the fixation of complex fractures.


  • Multi-planar distal locking hole configuration for optimal fixation
  • Threaded screw holes and polyethylene bushings enhance fixation and minimise post-operative fragment translation
  • Nail cap locks most distal screw for additional fixation
  • Anatomic 2.0m AP Bow minimizes anterior cortical impingement and enhances fit
  • Elimination of distal Herzog Bend optimizes insertion site and facilitates easier implant insertion
  • Full range of sizes for a comprehensive and accurate approach to fracture fixation
  • Uses standard TRIGEN locking screws for system compatibility
  • Titanium alloy for strength, flexibility and biocompatibility


TRIGEN META-NAIL Retrograde Femoral Nail Indications 


The TRIGEN META-NAIL Retrograde Femoral Nail is indicated for fractures of the femur including stable and unstable distal metaphyseal fractures, diaphyseal fractures, intra-articular fractures, peri-prosthetic fractures, non-unions, mal-unions, and for the prophylactic nailing of impending pathological fractures.

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