Interlocking nailing for femoral shaft fractures is one of the most common surgeries by orthopedic traumatologists. With the advent of cephalon-medullary nailing, a center-center position of the head screw has become mandatory. With retroversion or reduced anteversion of neck, a center placement needs internal rotation of the nail. This makes distal locking problematic, as now making a perfect circle is difficult due to the physical constraints of C-arm rotation.
To describe a novel technique to overcome the anatomic constraints and get a perfect circle for quick distal locking.
Material and Methods:
We used a novel technique in our routine femur nailing cases. Here, in cases with reduced anteversion of the neck, distal locking was tenuous due to difficulty in making a perfect circle. Thus, we have used a new technique called “Turning the table” where we externally rotate the table, which allows us to get a perfect circle for locking in almost a single exposure.
This is a useful technique in cases where getting a perfect circle is difficult due to anatomic constraints and variations and can help in getting a perfect circle with limited radiation exposure.