02/11/2009
AO Technical Commission Approved

PFNAadditional lengths 320420 mm in SS and TAN

The PFNA is indicated for unstable pertrochanteric fractures, and high subtrochanteric fractures (Mller AO Classification of Fractures in Long Bones: 32-A1). More and more they are also used in stable fracture patterns as an alternative to DHS fixation specifically in ostosporotic conditions with a potential of medial migration of the femoral shaft. The long version is indicated for low and extended subtrochanteric fractures, ipsilateral trochanteric fractures, segmental fractures of the femur, and pathological fractures. Some surgeons interpret fragility fractures also as being pathological fractures and therefore generally use the long version of the PFNA for all fracture types. This may prevent peri-implant fractures around the tip of shorter nails.

To the existing nails more lengths have been added to 300420 mm in 20 mm increments for both left and right nails in Ti-6Al-7Nb (TAN) and stainless steel. The proximal diameter is 17 mm; the distal diameter varies between 9, 10, 12, and 14 mm. All nails made out of steel come with flutes. The nails out of TAN have flutes for the versions with 12 and 14 mm diameter, the 9 and 10 mm ones are without flutes. All nails are available with two CCD-angles of either 125 or 130 and are cannulated.

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