- Ability to compress fractures and hold rotation with screws, transfixing both cortices of the bone and nail.
- Oblique 4.6mm holes in one end in the standard nail, allow for 4.5mm compression screws up the neck of the femur.
- Nail does not usually require removal.
- Top of nail recessed in trochanter.
- Minimal reaming to 13mm for 12.5mm nail.
- Square cross section allows for medullary blood supply to regenerate.
- Completely biocompatible.
- Modulus of elasticity half that of stainless steel and chrome cobalt.
- Stronger than most other implants with symmetrical cortical compression obtained with the nail and screws.
- Three diameters of nail available.
- Unique jig makes X-ray control or special operating table for shaft fractures unnecessary.
- Nail (12.5mm) is 1.1 to 1.8 times stronger than the average femoral shaft with three screws equal to strength of nail.
- Ability to be full weight-bearing immediately postoperatively in most cases.
- Union usually in 2-6 months, even in previously established non-union.
- Nail has been extensively tested and used successfully in over one thousand patients since 1971.
- Nail has F.D.A. approval to market.