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Intramedullary Nailing

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Jul 7, 2024.

What do I need to know about intramedullary nailing?

Intramedullary nailing is surgery to repair a broken bone and keep it stable. The most common bones fixed by this procedure are the thigh, shin, hip, and upper arm. A permanent nail or rod is placed into the center of the bone. It will help you be able to put weight on the bone.

Internal Fixation Device

How do I prepare for surgery?

Your surgeon will talk to you about how to prepare for surgery. Do not eat or drink anything after midnight on the day of your surgery. Your surgeon will tell you which medicines to take or not take on the day of your surgery. You will be given an antibiotic through your IV to help prevent a bacterial infection.

What will happen during surgery?

What will happen after surgery?

What are the risks of intramedullary nailing?

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