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McIndoe's scissors--a simple technique to aid distal locking of an intramedullary nail.

By J. Keenan, D. Stitson and G. J. Charnley


Distal locking of intramedullary nails may be difficult and time consuming. We describe a simple technique using a readily available instrument (McIndoe's scissors) to aid start of this procedure and to locate both distal locking holes at one time. By holding the scissors out of the operative field and facilitating rapid incisions, the operative procedure time and, importantly, the radiation exposure time may be reduced

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Publisher: Royal College of Surgeons of England
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