Extendable Intramedullary Nail With Mechanical Loading


UZUN B., Baran O., HAVITÇIOĞLU H.

14th National Biomedical Engineering Meeting, İzmir, Turkey, 20 - 22 May 2009, pp.293-295 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume:
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/biyomut.2009.5130323
  • City: İzmir
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.293-295
  • Keywords: Intramedullary nail, Biomechanics, Leg lengthening, COMPLICATIONS
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

There are various extremity lengthening methods in the literature. Lentghening with intramedullary nails is also important method which is emphasized recent years. In this study, in the light of previous studies, it is aimed to develop a new expandable intramedullary system providing lengthening in order to remove previous problems and complications and to annihilate leg length discrepancies at present and future without second surgical intervention as far as possibble by lenghtening the intramedullary nail.