Intramedullary nailing (IMN) has shorter operating/radiation times compared to MIPO
A prospective, randomised trial comparing closed intramedullary nailing with percutaneous plating in the treatment of distal metaphyseal fractures of the tibiaJ Bone Joint Surg Br. 2010 Jul;92(7):984-8.
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111 patients with distal metaphyseal fracture of the tibia were randomized to surgical fixation either with intra-medullary nailing (IMN) or minimally invasive percutaneous plate osteosynthesis (MIPO), to compare both surgical techniques. At 1 year, both procedures were found to have similar fracture union and wound complication rates. However, those patients undergoing fixation with IMN, had sign...