Though a broken bone, being a living tissue, has a tendency to heal itself provided the broken bone is withheld in the correct position. In the cases where broken bones have to be fixed in the correct and appropriate position, nails, wires, pins, staples and other orthopedic implants play important role by holding the broken bone. The nature of the fracture and kind of bone decides the choice of fixation.
Nails: Various types of nails are designed to suit different requirements. Nails are actually metal rods which are used in the fixation of fractures of long bones. When inserted into the medullary canal, Nails act as an immobilization device to hold the ends of the fractured bone.
Wires: Used in the fixation of fractures where loading is minimal, wires are easier to bend, and therefore, supplemented with other immobilization devices wherever required. Pin or wire fixation is mostly used for fractures of the Phalanges, Metacarpals, Metatarsals, Proximal Humerus and Distal Humerus.
Pins: Minimal bone and soft tissue damages are fixed using Pins by providing provisional fixation and also leaving room for additional hardware placement. To avoid faulty permanent fixation provisional fixation is planned. Depending on the diameter, pins may also be used as guidewires for cannulated screw fixation.
Staples: Used for fragment fixation, where inter-fragmental screw fixation is difficult, Staples are an effective internal fixation method and are widely used in foot and ankle surgery. The staples are also used in fixation of soft tissues to bone.
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