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Volume:7 Issue:12 Number:4 ISSN#:2563-5476
RCT
ACE Report #12084
Ace Report Cover General Orthopaedics

Distal targeting device reduces radiation exposure vs freehand method for IM nailing of fractures


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

Comparison of intraoperative radiation exposure with and without use of distal targeting device: a randomized control study

Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2019 Nov;139(11):1579-1586.

Contributing Authors: JI Yoo H Jeong J Na SY Song JT Kim YH Cha CH Park

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Synopsis

36 patients with intertrochanteric or subtrochanteric fractures of the femur receiving intramedullary nailing were randomized to receive insertion of the distal locking screws with a distal targeting device or with the free hand method. Outcomes of interest included radiographic exposure and the accuracy of insertion of the distal locking screws. Results revealed that radiographic exposure was sig...

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