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Volume:8 Issue:6 Number:11 ISSN#:2563-5476
RCT
ACE Report #12251
Ace Report Cover Trauma

Comparing Intramedullary Nailing vs External Fixation for Open Tibial Fractures in Tanzania


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Intramedullary Nailing Versus External Fixation in the Treatment of Open Tibial Fractures in Tanzania: Results of a Randomized Clinical Trial

J Bone Joint Surg Am . 2020 May 20;102(10):896-905.

Contributing Authors: BT Haonga P Albright ST Challa AA Lazar EN Eliezer DW Shearer S Morshed SH Ali M Liu

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Synopsis

Two-hundred and forty patients were randomized to receive intramedullary nailing or external fixation. The primary outcomes included incidence of re-operation for deep infection, non-union, and malalignment as well as the incidence of mortality. Secondary outcomes included quality of life through using EuroQol-5 Dimensions, 3 level questionnaire (EQ-5D-3L) and EQ-Visual Analog Scale (VAS), radiogr...

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