Abstract

An intramedullary nail for the fixation of bone fractures is formed of two slidably engaging elongate members. One of the members includes an articulated channel which serves to bend the other member to form an expanding end region within the bone cavity to achieve fixation therein.

Document Type

Patent

Primary Class

606/68

Application Number

07/181117

Filing Date

April 1988

Patent Number

US4854312

Assignee(s)

The University of Toledo

Publication Date

8-8-1989

Patent Country

US

Language

en_US

Institution

The University of Toledo

Repository

University of Toledo Libraries

Digital Publisher

Digital Initiatives

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