Designed to help restore the shape of the fractured bone
Anatomically designed to replicate natural anatomy
The Zimmer Natural Nail System is the next generation of intramedullary nails. They are characterized by their anatomic shape, which is intended to replicate the natural anatomic shape of the various long bones in the human skeleton. These nails have been designed for specific applications to help surgeons restore the shape of the fractured bone to its natural, pre-injured state.
- The system allows surgeons to address a wide range of anatomical implant shapes and sizes providing a precise, anatomic fit.
- The systems utilizes intuitive instrumentation that is designed to allow for simplified and repeatable procedures.
- This advanced technology offers robust nail-screw-bone construct.
The Zimmer Natural Nail System is made up of short and long nails in a variety of diameters and lengths to accommodate varying patient anatomy.
The configuration of each nail’s shape and dimensions allow it to be used in very specific applications to closely replicate the pre-injury state of the fractured bone.
Bows in femoral nails correspond to nail lengths, reflecting the anterior femoral bow relative to patient height.
The fluted design moderates stiffness and is designed to facilitate easy nail placement.
Nail tips are designed to help the passage of the nail through the medullary canal.
The system includes both left and right versions available for antegrade femur and cephalomedullary nails.
Instrumentation is designed around consistency and accuracy. The specific color-coding system for each nail type, instrument size, as well as drill and screw diameter make the system easy to use. This paired with the ergonomic designed handles offers control during implant placement.
CMN- Surgical Technique
1. Balz, Müri, et al. Biomechanical testing of the Zimmer® Natural Nail® System Cephalomedullary Nail, 06.02171.012 – Ed.2011-05 ZHUB.
Laboratory testing is not necessarily indicative of clinical performance.
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