IJOCP | Volume – 2015| Issue – 2015| Article ID – 2015:50
Conference: Poona Orthopaedic Society Annual Conference POSAC-2015,      India [Click for Full details]  

Authors:  Tarun Kukreja, Anil Salgia

Authors Affiliations: Department of Orthopaedics,  Padmashree Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College, Hospital & Research Centre, Pimpri, Pune – 411018, Maharashtra, India.

Address of correspondence: tarun.kukreja@gmail.com



A 20 year old male presented with deformity in Right Thigh since last 1 month. The patient was operated 2 months back for Femur shaft fracture for which CRIF with IM Nailing was done at other center. Patient had a history of immediate weight bearing post-operatively, but there was no history of trauma. On examination he had a varus deformity in Right thigh, no external wound, old surgical scars were well healed & no tenderness at fracture site. Patient was able to do full weight bearing walking when reported to us. X-Ray of Right Femur revealed a bent IM nail in situ.


It was a challenging case since we had to remove a bent IM nail and then as per our plan to do a ORIF with locking plate.


  • After exposing the fracture site through the conventional lateral approach to the femur, all intervening fibrous tissue at the fracture site was removed.
  • An attempt was made to straighten the bent IM nail in situ.
  • And the bent IM nail was successfully removed.
  • Finally, reduction & plating was done with bone grafting using callus removed from the fracture site.
How to Cite this Abstract
 Kukreja T, Salgia A. Bent Intramedullary Femoral Nail: Surgical Technique of Removal and ReVISIONInternational Journal of Conference Proceedings 2015;(2015):50