Retrograde Intramedullary Nail Right Femur

This animation shows the anterior view of the right leg with a femur fracture undergoing a surgical repair using a retrograde intramedullary nail. In this procedure, an incision is made over the knee in order to perform a parapatellar arthrotomy. A guide pin is then inserted at the middle of the intercondylar notch. Next, the femur is reduced while a guidewire is placed and the femur is reamed. The nail is then advanced across the fracture site and fixation screws are placed.