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Meta-analysis
ACE Report #10290
Ace Report Cover Foot & Ankle

Intramedullary nailing versus locked plating for distal tibial fractures


Study Type:Meta analysis
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Comparing intramedullary nailing and plate fixation for treating distal tibial fractures: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

Int J Surg. 2018 May;53:5-11

Contributing Authors: Y Wang B Dong J Ma C Guo XL Ma L Sun B Lu A Tian Y Wang

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Synopsis

Eight randomized controlled trials were included in this meta-analysis which compared surgical and radiographic outcomes between intramedullary nail fixation and locking plate fixation for distal tibial fractures. Pooled analyses which demonstrate a significant difference between groups included a lower incidence of wound healing problems and shorter operative time among IMN groups compared to loc...

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