There are a variety of intramedullary nail options, including the Kirschner nail, Push nail, Steinmann nail, Hagie nail, Knowles nail, Rockwood nail, elastic intramedullary nail (elastic stable intramedullary nail [ESIN]), and intramedullary screw nail
[Figure 3], [Figure 4] and [Figure 5].
A search of the body had revealed a small copy of the Koran, a French passport, a Pakistan International Airlines ticket, some Pakistani and Afghan currency, two calcium tablets and a screw nail
In a meta-analysis published in Rheumatology and Orthopedic Medicine, the Intertan implant significantly reduced the risk of implant related failures by 81% and revision surgery by 65% when compared to single screw nails
. According to a further study, published in Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research, the improved clinical outcomes from the meta-analysis also led to a cost savings of $2700 per patient when using the Intertan nail compared to single screw nails
These are screw nails
in a plastic casing which can be driven in with a hammer.