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OTA: Fibular nailing is more effective than ORIF for fixation of unstable ankle fractures

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August 2013

OTA: Fibular nailing is more effective than ORIF for fixation of unstable ankle fractures

Vol: 2| Issue: 7| Number:283| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

A Prospective, Randomized Controlled Trial of a Fibular Nail Versus Standard Open Reduction and Internal Fixation for Fixation of Ankle Fractures

Contributing Authors:
Timothy O White Kate E Bugler Paul T Appleton Margaret M McQueen Charles M Court-Brown

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100 elderly patients (>65 years) with unstable ankle fractures requiring fixation were randomized to receive fibular nailing or standard open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) using AO techniques. Over 12 months, there were significantly fewer wound infections in the fibular nail group than in the ORIF group. The cost of treatment for the fibular nail group was lower than that of the ORIF gro...

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