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ACE Report #12022
Ace Report Cover General Orthopaedics

Short term weight-bearing favourable with suprapatellar vs. intrapatellar approach in tibial nailing


Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Tibial nailing using a suprapatellar rather than an infrapatellar approach significantly reduces anterior knee pain postoperatively: a multicentre clinical trial

Bone Joint J. 2019 Sep;101-B(9):1138-1143

Contributing Authors: DRW MacDonald P Caba-Doussoux CA Carnegie I Escriba DP Forward M Graf AJ Johnstone

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Synopsis

Ninety-four patients with tibial fractures scheduled for an intramedullary nail fixation procedure were randomized to receive the procedure via a suprapatellar approach or infrapatellar approach. The primary outcome of interest was weightbearing ratio between the injured/uninjured limb as measured by the Aberdeen Weight-bearing Test for the Knee (AWT-K). Secondary outcomes of interest included the...

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