The Pediatric Proximal Femoral Nail, PediFIN, has been developed by focusing on general intramedullary nailing principles and reshaping for pediatric use. The nail is designed specifically to accommodate the pediatric patient’s proximal femur anatomy. PediFIN aims to maximize the stability over the fracture or osteotomy.
PediFIN is prepared in compliance with minimally invasive fixation principles for soft tissue protection and faster recovery. The proximal part of the nail is uniquely designed to match the child’s anatomy.
Stability Fixation – Determining Stability
The geometric design of the nail and the positioning of locking screws maximize the stability of the construct. One of the proximal screws is sent to the femur neck and another to the calcar bone. The proximal part of the nail has hexagonal cross-section to increase rotational stability and reduce the load on the locking screws.
The lateral entry approach used to insert the nail helps to preserve the vascularity around the greater trochanter.
Early Weight Bearing
Achieved stability with the nailing system provides early mobility on normal and disabled children.
- Fracture Indications
- Femur fractures
- Femur neck fractures
- Trochanteric fractures
- Deformity Indications
- Proximal femur osteotomies
- Femoral shortening
- Tumor reconstructions