The PFNA with a well-proven design is indicated for fractures involving the proximal femur.
- Petrochanteric fractures (31-A1 und 31-A2)
- Intertrochanteric fractures (31-A3)
- High subtrochanteric fractures
- Low and extended subtrochanteric fractures
- Ipsilateral trochanteric fractures
- Combination fractures (in the proximal femoral)
- Pathological fractures
Features and Benefits
- Rotational and angular stability achieved with one single element.
- Compaction of cancellous bone: additional anchoring to the PFNA blade, which is especially important in osteoporotic bone.
- Increased stability caused by bone compaction around the PFNA blade retards rotation and varus collapse.
- Biomechanical tests demonstrated: a significantly higher cut-out-resistance of the PFNA blade.
- All surgical steps required to insert PFNA blade are done through the lateral incision.
- The design has been proved more than 200,000 times with the PFN nail and guarantees an optimal fit in the femur.
- The PFNA instrumentation offers the possibility of static or dynamic locking for standard and small size nails.
- For long PFNA there is also the option of using a secondary dynamic locking slot.
- The flexible tip eases insertion and avoids stresses at the tip of the PFNA.
- The medial-lateral angle of 6º allows insertion at the tip of the greater trochanter.