Archives of orthopaedic and traumatic surgery

, Volume 106, Issue 3, pp 179–181 | Cite as

Interlocking medullary nails — Radiation doses in distal targeting

  • S. Skjeldal
  • S. Backe
Clinical and Experimental Forum


Distal interlocking of intramedullary nails involves the use of a fluoroscope and a targeting device. A specially designed awl makes the interlocking procedure simple and efficient. The 30-cm-long side arm of this awl protects the surgeon's hand from direct radiation, and measurements of X-ray exposure show that the protection against radiation is sufficient.


Die Verriegelungsnagelung beinhaltet die Verwendung eines Röntgenbildbetrachters und eines geeigneten Zielgerätes. Es wird ein Zielinstrument beschrieben, das den Vorgang der Verriegelung vereinfacht and den Operateur vor einer direkten Bestrahlung schützt.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Skjeldal
    • 1
  • S. Backe
    • 2
  1. 1.Orthopaedic DepartmentUllevål HospitalOsloNorway
  2. 2.National Institute of Radiation HygieneØsteråsNorway

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