Why is MICRONAIL® Intramedullary Fixation System Different?
Traditional treatment options can have complications, including pain and loss of functions caused by the implant being placed on the exterior of the bone.
The MICRONAIL® System addresses these common concerns and also allows patients limited use of their injured wrist almost immediately following surgery. (Source: CORR, April 2006)
The MICRONAIL® Fixation System requires only two small 1 inch incisions, allowing for minimally-invasive (MIS) surgery completely in bone. Conversely, traditional plating systems typically require a large 5-6 inch incision.
The MICRONAIL® Fixation System is implemented, uniquely, inside the bone.
The MICRONAIL® System is implanted completely inside the bone, providing immediate stability and minimizing the possibility of irritation to surrounding soft tissue. In addition, the less-invasive approach used to implant the device allows patients a more speedy recovery. (Source: CORR, April 2006)
Eliminating the “2nd Injury” Through Percutaneous Nailing
The MICRONAIL® Distal Radius Fixation System allows the surgeon to treat the majority of distal radius fractures through a percutaneous approach. By reducing or eliminating the “2nd injury” of surgical trauma, the surgeon shortens the entire spectrum of treatment and enables a rapid return to normal patient activity.