Titanium Trochanteric Fixation Nail System (TFN)

Division: Trauma
Category: Intramedullary Nails

The TFN permits an intramedullary approach for fixation of proximal femur fractures. When compared to single lag screw fixation, the TFN with helical blade exhibits improved resistance to varus collapse and rotational control of the medial fracture segment, yielding superior life to cut out.

Indications for Use

The Titanium Trochanteric Fixation Nail (TFN) is intended to treat stable and unstable pertrochanteric fractures, intertrochanteric fractures, basal neck fractures, and combinations thereof. The Long TFN is additionally indicated for subtrochanteric fractures, pertrochanteric fractures associated with shaft fractures, pathologic fractures of osteoporotic bone (including prophylactic use) in both trochanteric and diaphyseal regions, long subtrochanteric fractures, proximal or distal nonunions, malunions, and revisions.

Features & Benefits

The Titanium Trochanteric Fixation Nail (TFN) offers

  • Helical blade results in reduced bone removal and provides superior life to cut out when compared to a traditional hip screw
  • Lateral entry point (6° lateral to greater trochanter) ideal for overweight patients, where piriformis fossa entry can be challenging
  • Preassembled locking mechanism for controlling blade rotation and amount of travel
  • Titanium alloy material used for improved mechanical and fatigue properties
  • 11.0 mm screw option available

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