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Vol:9 Issue:10 Number:28 ISSN#:2564-2537
ACE Report #12480
Ace Report Cover Pediatric Orthopaedics

OTA 2020: Intramedullary K-wire Non-inferior to Titanium Elastic Nails for Pediatric Femur Fractures

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OrthoEvidence. OTA 2020: Intramedullary K-wire Non-inferior to Titanium Elastic Nails for Pediatric Femur Fractures. ACE Report. 2020;9(10):28. Available from:

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Intramedullary Kirschner Wires versus Titanium Elastic Nails for Pediatric Femur Fractures: Preliminary Results from a Randomized Clinical Trial in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

Contributing Authors:
E Eliezer D Shearer S Morshed M Ngowi R Luziba B Ikoshi J Ibrahim E Lema P Curran

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This ACE Report is a summary of a conference presentation or abstract. The information provided has limited the ability to provide an accurate assessment of the risk of bias or the overall quality. Please interpret the results with caution as trials may be in progress and select results may have been presented.


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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