Adult Posttraumatic Reconstruction Using a Magnetic Internal Lengthening Nail

J Orthop Trauma. 2017 Jun;31 Suppl 2(6 Suppl):S14-S19. doi: 10.1097/BOT.0000000000000843.


A new generation of internal lengthening nail is now available that has reliable remote-controlled mechanisms. This allows accurate and well-controlled distraction rate and rhythm, and early clinical results have been very positive. In this article, 2 posttraumatic cases are presented that illustrate deformity correction and lengthening using the internal lengthening nail. Surgical planning and adjuvant techniques of fixator-assisted nailing and the use of blocking screws are discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Bone Nails*
  • Fracture Fixation, Intramedullary / instrumentation*
  • Fractures, Malunited / complications
  • Fractures, Malunited / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Leg Length Inequality / etiology
  • Leg Length Inequality / surgery*
  • Male
  • Osteogenesis, Distraction / instrumentation*
  • Tibial Fractures / complications
  • Tibial Fractures / surgery*