OTA 2019: Suprapatellar tibial nails significantly faster with similar alignment vs. infrapatellar
The Influence of Sagittal Proximal Tibial Anatomy in Tibial Intramedullary Nailing
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Traditionally, tibial shaft fractures have been fixed with intramedullary nailing using an infrapatellar technique. A suprapatellar technique has been used more recently, but the optimal approach is unknown. A randomized controlled trial was performed comparing suprapatellar to infrapatellar nailing was performed in 45 patients. Outcomes included alignment and operative time. The investigators fou...
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