Injuries of Lower Limb
Smith-Petersen Nail (S P nail) is an implant which is used for treatment of which of the following type of injuries (AIIMS Nov 2012)
|A||Fracture of the dislocation of the cervical spine|
|B||Fracture of the neck of the femur|
|C||Fracture both bones of the forearm|
Fracture of the neck of the femur
a. Smith-Peterson (S P nail) is a cannulated triflanged nail that is used for internal fixation of a fracture of the neck of the femur.
b. It can be used for fixation of the fracture of the trochanter along with a Mclaughlin's plate.