Jewett nail

Jew·ett nail

(jū'ĕt nāl)
An intramedullary hip screw used in trochanteric fractures.
[Eugene Jewett, American surgeon]
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Various methods have been described for the internal fixation of trochanteric fractures, since the introduction of the stainless steel one piece angled V-nail plate by Capener and the subsequent adoption of the Jewett nail plate in the mid-seventies.
[9] Before the evolution of PFN different implants like Dynamic Hip screw/ Enders nail/ Jewett nail [10] etc.
described the management of a subtrochanteric femoral fracture that was initially nailed (with a Jewett nail) but later failed because of the 'marble-like fragile bone'.