NX NAIL

Overview

The NX Nail is a second-generation extremity nail with a design based on the AO principals of fracture management. As most extra-articular hand fractures involve the shaft of either the metacarpals or phalanges, the NX Nail is designed to maintain length, whilst restoring version and controlling angulation.

The role of the implant is to rigidly fix bone fragments in space while crossing the fracture to act as a strut. The NX Nail acts as a physiological splint, designed to withstand normal loads and to facilitate rapid return to normal activity.

The leading tip and tapered head are engineered to have increased engagement with the proximal and distal fragments. These implant features stabilise the key structures of the bone in the anatomical position supporting restoration of native biomechanics.

Key Features

Anatomically Inspired: with the use of CT scans, the NX Nail is engineered to circumferentially displace bone during insertion and generate hoop stresses to optimised stability.

Non-threaded Shaft: a diaphysealised non-threaded shaft takes into consideration the narrow isthmus, natural bow and viscoelastic properties of bones to decrease irritation and optimise biological potential.

Cutting Efficiency: distal fragment engagement is achieved with the high precision, multi-start, self-cutting design of the leading tip which is designed for ultra-low insertion torque.

The NX Nail is strong, simple to use and provides advantages over many traditional alternatives.

Clinical Uses

  • Phalanx, metacarpal, scaphoid and ulna.
  • Diaphyseal trauma, osteotomies, and non-unions.
  • Extra articular fractures or osteotomies where the surgeon wants to minimise soft tissue disruption and maintain length.
  • For non-union revisions where surgeons want to avoid compression and augment with bone graft.

Size Range

With over 60 implants to choose from, the NX Nail offers a comprehensive size range.

Diameters: 2.0mm, 2.5mm, 3.0mm, 3.5mm, 4.0mm, 5.0mm.

Length Range: 12mm – 90mm.

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