Comparing Intramedullary Nailing vs External Fixation for Open Tibial Fractures in Tanzania
Intramedullary Nailing Versus External Fixation in the Treatment of Open Tibial Fractures in Tanzania: Results of a Randomized Clinical TrialJ Bone Joint Surg Am . 2020 May 20;102(10):896-905.
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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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