What is Affixus?
The AFFIXUS® Hip Fracture Nail System provides an efficient, practical solution for treating a wide range of proximal femoral fractures. The system combines the principles of a compression hip screw with the biomechanical advantage of an intramedullary nail.
What is AFFIXUS Nail?
The AFFIXUS Hip Fracture Nail System, comprised of short and long nails, provides surgeons with an intramedullary hip screw to stabilize fractures of the proximal femur. The AFFIXUS Hip Fracture Nail combines the principles of a compression hip screw with the biomechanical advantages of an intramedullary nail.
What is a hip nail?
A hip pinning is a type of surgery to fix a broken (fractured) hip. Another name for hip pinning is fracture repair and internal fixation. Hip pinning uses pins, screws, or plates to help hold broken bones together so they can heal correctly. Your thighbone (femur) meets with your pelvis at your hip joint.
How is hip fracture diagnosed?
Most hip fractures can be diagnosed with an x-ray. Most hip fractures are visible on an x-ray. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans. An MRI scan provides fine images of both soft tissue structures and bone.
How long does broken hip surgery take?
The surgeon makes a small incision (cut) on the side of your thigh. Special screws or nails are placed to hold the bones in their correct position. This surgery takes 2 to 4 hours.
Is Cephalomedullary the same as intramedullary?
This new class of intramedullary nail, the so-called “cephalomedullary nail” includes the Long Gamma Nail (LGN), the Trochanteric Femoral Nail (TFN), and the Intertroch/Subtroch Nail (ITST).
Is a Cephalomedullary nail an intramedullary nail?
A Locked Hip Screw-Intramedullary Nail (Cephalomedullary Nail) for the Treatment of Fractures of the Proximal Part of the Femur Combined with Fractures of the Femoral Shaft.
What is a gamma nail in hip surgery?
This procedure stabilizes severe fractures of the femur with a metal rod and screws implanted into the center of the bone. This system provides great strength while the bone heals.