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World J Clin Cases. Jan 21, 2022; 10(3): 1116-1121
Published online Jan 21, 2022. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v10.i3.1116
New method to remove tibial intramedullary nail through original suprapatellar incision: A case report
Miao He, Jie Li
Miao He, Jie Li, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Chongqing Emergency Medical Center (Chongqing University Central Hospital), Chongqing 400010, China
Author contributions: He M designed the case report; He M and Li J collected the data; He M analyzed the data and wrote the manuscript; All authors have read and approved the final manuscript.
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Corresponding author: Miao He, MD, Doctor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Chongqing Emergency Medical Center (Chongqing University Central Hospital), No. 1 Jiankang Road, Chongqing 400010, China.
Received: July 10, 2021
Peer-review started: July 10, 2021
First decision: September 28, 2021
Revised: October 11, 2021
Accepted: December 25, 2021
Article in press: December 25, 2021
Published online: January 21, 2022
Core Tip

Core Tip: A 39-year-old man was immobilized with a 10-mm × 330-mm tibial intramedullary nail via the suprapatellar approach due to left middle tibial fracture. The end cap of the nail was purposely not inserted. Two years later, we used a novel method to remove the tibial intramedullary nail through the original suprapatellar incision.