• 1 Department of Orthopaedics, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Kuching, Malaysia
  • 2 Department of Orthopaedics, Sarawak General Hospital, Kuching, Malaysia
Malays Orthop J, 2012 Nov;6(3):66-8.
PMID: 25279064 MyJurnal DOI: 10.5704/MOJ.1207.011


We report a method for removing the distal segment of a broken locked intramedullary nail secondary to nonunion of the femur following radiotherapy for fibromatosis. A Kirschner wire with one tip fashioned into a hook was used to remove the distal segment without opening with the nonunion site. Details of the procedure are described.

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