Medical Nail for Femur Fractures is Developed by Turkish Doctors

Turkey's first domestic medical nails to be used in the treatment of femur bone fractures which significantly shortening the surgery process as well as recovery time has produced by a group of Turkish scientists from Dokuz Eylul University.

Bone Cartilage Tissue Biotechnology Research and Development Center at DEU developed the medical nail with Turkish medical appliances firm Tıpsan Inc. The nail, named DACFIN (Distal Angular Condylar Femoral Intramedullary Nail), will be used for the treatment of fractures in the femur bone near the knee and also for multiple fractures to shorten the operation time and provide the patient an earlier recovery in comparison with traditional methods.

Professor Dr. Hasan Havıtçıoğlu, chairman of the research center, and head of the DEU Orthopedics and Traumatology Department and associate professor Dr. Ahmet Karakaşlı from his team have been conducting research with the biomechanics and mechanical engineering departments since 2013.

The treatment of the femur fractures near the knee is very important and must be carried out delicately, noting that traditional methods of operating on joints and in the case of knee replacements can result in serious complications. The nail treatment there will be no need for an intervention in the knee joint, adding that this also shortens the duration of surgery and recovery. This method allows patients have less bleeding and the operation can be completed in less time.

The new nail is not being used anywhere else in the world as it was produced domestically, adding that it will reduce the country's medical dependency on the outside world. Additionally, it is introduced the DACFIN nail at a meeting of the European Orthopedic Research Society that in the United Kingdom.

Source: Daily Sabah