OTA 2020: Higher Risk of Major Limb Complication with Modern Ring Fixation vs Internal Fixation
A Prospective Randomized Trial to Assess Fixation Strategies for Severe Open Tibia Fractures: Modern Ring External Fixators versus Internal FIxation (FIXIT Study)
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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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