We propose to use a visible light source to detect the distal interlocking screw holes.
The average time to finish one distal lock was 4.1±1.8 min. Compare to the Target Aiming Device method, ranging from 16.7 to 19.1 min, 7-9 a significant time was saved.
Using iMET can keep patients away from radiation hazards, especially for doctors and nursing staff who are in the operating room for long periods of time.
Among past tests of bone fracture interlocking nailing operations, no fluoroscopic guidance was required for the distal lock. No repetitive drilling or re-insertion of the screws was needed.