Removal of a Broken Synthes Proximal Spiral Blade

Michael D. Stover, Ian Lin, Michael J. Bosse*

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Use of cephalomedullary nails is an option for treatment of subtrochanteric femur fractures. However, the magnitude of bending forces in this area of the femur often can lead to implant failure before union. We report on a case of hardware failure of a specific device (Synthes spiral blade) and a method for removal.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)190-191
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Orthopaedic Trauma
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998


  • Cephalomedullary nails
  • Subtrochanteric femur fractures
  • Synthes proximal spiral blade

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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