Intramedullary pin and plate is the process of inserting a metal rod into the medullary cavity of a bone, in order to treat fractures. Placing an intramedullary pin nail simplifies axial alignment of the major proximal and distal bone segments, which can be particularly difficult to accomplish when applying a bone plate. Uncomplicated union rates as high as 96% have been reported with interlocking nail stabilization, with up to 90% of animals regaining good to excellent limb function.