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This issue of Techniques in Orthopaedics contains Part II of “Update on intramedullary nailing.” It continues focusing on the modern use of intramedullary devices in our daily orthopedic surgery practices. Experienced and renowned surgeons describe the use of intramedullary hip screws, Intertan. Dr Polonet brings the latest review on a subject that is very dear to me, the tibia suprapatellar nailing technique. Complementing other articles from the previous issue of TIO, are papers dealing with tibia lengthening with endomedullary implants from academicians in Germany and Turkey. A unique contribution from Dr Zatti from Italy describes intramedullary nailing in forearm fractures. Interesting updates on intramedullary stabilization of subtrochanteric femoral fractures in the lateral position by Dr Delgado reiterate the implementation of successful tips and tricks from the operating room.
As of this week, my great friend Dr Bruce Browner has completed his mission at the University of Connecticut, Harford Hospital and is retiring to North Carolina. Gladly, he is only partially fooling everyone with the word “retirement,” in fact he will be Adjunct Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Duke University, where his incredible energy will continue to nourish new generations of orthopedic residents. All my best to you, Bruce, and thank you again so much for being there. You have been instrumental in the dissemination of major knowledge on intramedullary nailing in the United States and overseas.
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