A novel guiding device for distal locking of intramedullary nails

Meng Shiue Lee*, Sung Yueh Wu, Tze Hong Wong, Wen-Syang Hsu, Tien-Kan Chung

*Corresponding author for this work

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This paper presents the prototype of a new remote guiding device to find the accurate screw hole position for drilling and direction for locking in intramedullary nailing surgery. The device consists of three magnetic pins and an electrical conductive board. The three symmetrically placed magnetic pins can rotate freely and point to the permanent magnet inside the nail. The drilling position and screwing direction can be obtained by moving the device with those magnetic pins to align with the magnet in the nail. The alignment condition is indicated by a LED. When the device is not aligned with the magnet in the nail properly, either in position or direction, the pins then will contact with the board to trigger a light-emitting diode for alarming.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE SENSORS 2012 - Proceedings
StatePublished - 28 Oct 2012
Event11th IEEE SENSORS 2012 Conference - Taipei, Taiwan
Duration: 28 Oct 201231 Oct 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of IEEE Sensors


Conference11th IEEE SENSORS 2012 Conference

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