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Infection & Non-union With Intramedullary Nailing or External Fixation of Open Tibial Fractures

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January 2023

Infection & Non-union With Intramedullary Nailing or External Fixation of Open Tibial Fractures

Vol: 303| Issue: 1| Number:7| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:2

Outcomes of Intramedullary Nailing and External Fixation of Open Tibial Fractures: Three to Five-Year Follow-up of a Randomized Clinical Trial

J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2022 Nov 2;104(21):1877-1885.

Contributing Authors:
A Cortez M Urva B Haonga CA Donnelley EP von Kaeppler HJ Roberts DW Shearer S Morshed

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Synopsis

One hundred and twenty-six patients with open tibial shaft fracture were included in this 3-5 year observational follow-up study comparing intramedullary nailing (n=67) and external fixation (n=59). The primary outcome of interest was a composite of death, reoperation for deep infection, non-union, and malalignment. Unresolved complications, quality of life, radiographic alignment, and function we...

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