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Volume:9 Issue:10 Number:34 ISSN#:2563-5476
ACE Report #12482
Ace Report Cover Foot & Ankle

OTA 2020: Higher Risk of Major Limb Complication with Modern Ring Fixation vs Internal Fixation

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OrthoEvidence. OTA 2020: Higher Risk of Major Limb Complication with Modern Ring Fixation vs Internal Fixation. ACE Report. 2020;9(10):34. Available from: https://myorthoevidene.com/AceReport/Report/12482

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A Prospective Randomized Trial to Assess Fixation Strategies for Severe Open Tibia Fractures: Modern Ring External Fixators versus Internal FIxation (FIXIT Study)

Contributing Authors: R O'toole

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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 254 patients with high-energy open tibia fractures were randomized to receive modern ring external fixation (n=122) or internal fixation (n=132). The primary outcome was rehospitalization or same day surgery for at least 1 of 6 major limb complications (infection, amputation, non-union, malunion, loss of reduction and/or hardware failure, or soft-tissue problems). The results revealed t...

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