OTA 2020: Intramedullary K-wire Non-inferior to Titanium Elastic Nails for Pediatric Femur Fractures
Intramedullary Kirschner Wires versus Titanium Elastic Nails for Pediatric Femur Fractures: Preliminary Results from a Randomized Clinical Trial in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
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A total of 49 children with acute traumatic diaphyseal fractures of the femur were randomized to receive fixation with a titanium elastic nail or intramedullary Kirshner wire (K-wire). The primary outcomes of interest was fracture union (as measured by the modified radiographic union for tibial fractures [mRUST] score), and the incidence of complications leading to unplanned surgery. Secondary out...
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