Trauma Nail Implants

Bone fractures are a common injury that can be caused by accidents, falls, or even overuse. While many fractures can heal on their own with time and immobilization, others may require surgical intervention. Trauma nail implants are one such intervention that has proven to be a significant step forward in treating bone fractures. In this blog post, we will explore the benefits and drawbacks of trauma nail implants and how they have revolutionized fracture treatment.

What is a trauma nail?

Trauma nail implants, also known as intramedullary nails, are surgical devices that are inserted into the medullary canal of a bone to stabilize fractures. The medullary canal is the hollow space in the center of long bones that contains bone marrow. Trauma nail implants are typically made of stainless steel or titanium and are available in different sizes to accommodate different bones and fractures.

Benefits of trauma nail implants

One of the main benefits of trauma nail implants is that they provide superior stability compared to other fracture fixation methods. The nail is inserted through the fracture site and into the medullary canal, which allows it to resist bending, twisting, and other forces that can disrupt the healing process. This stability also enables early mobilization, which can help to prevent muscle atrophy, joint stiffness, and other complications associated with prolonged immobilization.

Another advantage of trauma nail implants is that they can be used to treat a wide range of fractures. They are particularly effective for long bone fractures, such as those that occur in the femur, tibia, and humerus. Trauma nail implants can also be used to stabilize fractures that occur near joints, which can be difficult to treat with other methods.

Different types of trauma nail implants

There are several different types of trauma nail implants available, each designed to address specific types of fractures and patient needs. In this response, we will discuss some of the most common types of trauma nail implants.

  1. Retrograde Nail Implants: Retrograde nail implants are inserted through the ankle or knee joint and into the medullary canal of the femur or tibia. 
  2. Antegrade Nail Implants: Antegrade nail implants are inserted through the knee joint and into the medullary canal of the femur. 
  3. Cannulated Nail Implants: Cannulated nail implants are hollow and contain a central channel that allows for the insertion of screws or wires to further stabilize the fracture. 
  4. Expandable Nail Implants: Expandable nail implants are designed to adjust their length and diameter to fit the unique anatomy of the patient. 
  5. Elastic Nail Implants: Elastic nail implants, also known as flexible nails or intramedullary rods, are made of a flexible material that can be bent to fit the curvature of the bone. 

Major Nail Implants by Zealmax Ortho

PFN Nail (Proximal Femoral Nail) 

An osteosynthetic implant created with a closed intramedullary fixation technique to treat proximal femoral fractures in the trochanter region.

PFN Nail (Proximal Femoral Nail) Specification
  • Rotational stability: The combination of a load-bearing femoral neck screw and a hip pin that promotes rotational stability ensures both intraoperative and postoperative safety.
  • The screw shoulder acts as an insertion safety stop, preventing the femoral neck screw from unintentionally slipping through the nail and into the femoral neck.
  • The nail can be easily placed and positioned in the medullary canal at an anatomical angle of 6°.

Femur Interlocking Nail 

Inserting a Femur Interlocking Nail is an effective and vital management approach to treat femoral shaft fractures. These nails are used to stabilize and align fractures and are implanted in the center of the long bones of the extremities into the bone marrow canal in the thigh bone (femur). 

Femur shaft fractures can be effectively and urgently managed by inserting a femur interlocking nail. These nails are inserted into the bone marrow canal in the thigh bone in the middle of the long bones of the extremities to stabilize and correct fractures (femur).

Tibia Interlocking Nail 

With multiple interlock options, Tibia Nails are designed to fit both left and right tibia bones. Its advanced nail design i.e. the anatomic bend makes it easy to insert while its unique and innovative locking options offer optimized stabilization of the proximal fragment and enable primary compression or secondary controlled dynamization. From fractures, fusions, and osteotomies for the tibia and fibula, our Tibia Interlocking Nail provides all-in-one solutions.

Tibial (Tibia) Nail System Specification
  • Not restricting the strategy to a particular nailing technique.
  • For both reamed or unreamed procedures.
  • Giving all types of fracture locking choices, as well as the Advanced Locking Mode for improved rotational stability.

Humerus Interlocking nail

Humerus Interlocking Nail assures optimal fixation for any type of diaphyseal and metaphyseal fractures of the humerus. The load handling aspect makes the nail preferable as it shares the load with the bone, instead of bearing it alone.

The lower end, shaft, and higher-end fractures of the humerus can all be classified according to where they occur. Interlocking humeral nails are used to treat these fractures.

Enders Nail 

When these nails are used, they will be used in opposing pairs. To achieve three-point fastening, the nail will be bent. The ideal fixing points will be at the insertion site, the fracture site, and some distance away from the fracture site. They are utilized more frequently in children or those who have lengthy bone fractures with tiny medullary canals.

Enders Nail Specifications
  • Use the three- to four-point fixation technique.
  • The fracture point is where the nail’s apex is located.
  • Blunt ends guarantee secure implantation as it passes across the cortex and stop the cortex from being perforated.
  • A solid nail with a small diameter and elastic properties.
  • promotes faster fracture healing by allowing micro-motion at the fracture site.
  • The stack nailing technique can be employed when the medullary canal is broader.
  • Can be maintained flush with the bone’s outer cortex.
  • Lower incidence of infection.
  • Minimum instrumentation and simple insertion technique.

Rush Nail 

Rush Nails are employed for Diaphyseal or Metaphyseal fractures of long bones such as the Femur, Tibia, Fibula, Humerus, Radius, and Ulna. For both radius and ulnar repair, stainless steel rush nails were used on all patients.

Rush Nail Specification
  • The pointed tip makes insertion easier.
  • The top curve prevents rotation and stabilises the fracture.
  • Available in diameters of 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, 3.5 and 4.0 (mm).
  • Available in length of 200, 220, 240, 260, 280, and 300 (mm).
  • Available in Stainless Steel and Titanium. 

Supracondylar Nail 

Supracondylar Nail offers a combination of innovation, simplicity and versatility that is designed to suit your various needs in Fractures of Distal Femur, but may be used in Pathological Fractures, Malunions, Failed osteosynthesis in distal femur. 

Supracondylar Nail Specification
  • This device is used for retrograde intramedullary nailing.
  • It provides circumferential compression at the fracture site and transfers axial load to the bone in stable fractures.
  • Locking elements are standard, with a 4.9 mm locking bolt for proximal and distal locking.


As a team at Zealmax Ortho, a leading manufacturer and exporter of orthopedic implants, we believe that trauma nail implants represent a significant advancement in the treatment of bone fractures. These implants offer superior stability and improved outcomes for patients compared to other fixation methods. Our commitment to providing the highest quality implants to our customers is at the forefront of everything we do. We are proud to contribute to the advancement of orthopedic care through innovation and constant improvement of our products.

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