Flexible Intramedullary Nailing in Children

The Nancy University Manual

  • Pierre Lascombes

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. General Considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Pierre Lascombes
      Pages 3-8
    3. Dimitri Popkov, Pierre Lascombes
      Pages 9-18
    4. Jean-Noël Ligier
      Pages 19-24
    5. Jean-Michel Clavert, Philippe Gicquel, Marie-Christine Giacomelli
      Pages 25-28
    6. Pierre Lascombes, Jean-Damien Métaizeau
      Pages 29-48
    7. Pierre Lascombes
      Pages 49-52
    8. Pierre Lascombes
      Pages 53-57
    9. Laurence Mainard-Simard, Alain Noel, Luc Guillaume, Michel Claudon
      Pages 63-68
    10. Claude Gavillot, Francine Rumeau
      Pages 69-73
    11. Marie-Christine Mirouf
      Pages 75-77
  3. General Considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Pierre Journeau, Pierre Lascombes
      Pages 81-98
    3. Pierre Journeau
      Pages 99-114
    4. Pierre Journeau, Fabrizio Annocaro
      Pages 115-135
    5. Pierre Journeau, Nicolas Moh-Ello
      Pages 137-158
    6. Pierre Lascombes, Thierry Haumont
      Pages 159-185
    7. Stéphane Barbary, Gilles Dautel
      Pages 187-196
    8. Pierre Lascombes, Jean-Damien Métaizeau
      Pages 197-230
    9. Pierre Lascombes
      Pages 231-251
    10. Pierre Lascombes
      Pages 253-260
  4. Other Indications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 261-261
    2. Jean-Marc Laville
      Pages 263-277
    3. Dimitri Popkov
      Pages 279-289
    4. Tim Theologis, James Hui, Pierre Lascombes
      Pages 301-308
    5. Pierre Lascombes
      Pages 309-310
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 311-317

About this book


Over the past three decades, the flexible intramedullary nailing (FIN) technique that originated in the University of Nancy in France has evolved to the point where it is becoming the gold standard for the treatment of many fractures in children. Most orthopedic surgeons and traumatologists now use the method to treat femoral fractures in children, and various investigators have expanded the method so that it is applicable to tibial and forearm fractures as well. Despite this, full descriptions of FIN’s potential are still lacking in the literature, and many surgeons remain unfamiliar with the original technique as developed in Nancy. This comprehensive textbook on FIN is written by Pierre Lascombes and his colleagues from the University of Nancy and covers all potential applications of the technique.

The book is divided into three parts. The first part focuses on general considerations such as biomechanics, choice of implant, basic principles of surgical technique, and rehabilitation. The second part describes in detail the techniques developed for each particular fracture type with the aid of numerous high-quality illustrations. In the final part, a range of further indications for FIN in children are discussed.

By clearly explaining the basic principles and techniques of intramedullary fixation with flexible nails, this book will prove of value to both novice and experienced traumatologists and orthopedic surgeons.


Femur Forearm Humerus Implant Polytrauma Radius Rehabilitation Tibia biomechanics

Editors and affiliations

  • Pierre Lascombes
    • 1
  1. 1.CHU de Nancy Hôpital d'EnfantsVandoeuvre les NancyFrance

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-03030-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-03031-4
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