Use of intramedullary nailing as the preferred technique for fixation of long bone fractures has led to a large number of cases presenting with breakage of these nails. Various techniques and methods have been described for their removal. However, most of them require prolonged anesthesia duration, surgical time, increased blood loss, increased dissection, and use of special custom-made devices. To address these issues, we describe a new technique for the removal of broken intramedullary implant using an arthroscopic flipcutter.
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