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ACE Report #12040
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OTA 2019: Suprapatellar tibial nails significantly faster with similar alignment vs. infrapatellar


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

The Influence of Sagittal Proximal Tibial Anatomy in Tibial Intramedullary Nailing

Contributing Authors: D Viskontas David Cinats T Stone

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Synopsis

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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