Description: This 3D medical animation shows the surgical steps to repair a severely fractured femur (broken leg) using an intramedullary nail device. The animation begins showing the anterior view of the pelvis and femur with the broken bone fragments aligned. In this orthopedic surgery animation, a medical device called a reamer hollows out the center of the femoral canal. Afterward, an intramedullary nail is tapped into place, providing stabilization for the healing bone. A screw is placed in the head of the femur to secure the nail.
Last Updated: May 24th, 2019