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Volume:2 Issue:9 Number:21 ISSN#:2563-5476
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ACE Report #5258
Ace Report Cover Trauma

Similarity of ORIF and limited internal fixation for closed tibial plafond fractures


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Comparison of two-staged ORIF and limited internal fixation with external fixator for closed tibial plafond fractures

Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2010 Oct;130(10):1289-97

Contributing Authors: C Wang Y Li L Huang M Wang

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Synopsis

56 patients with closed type B3 or C Pilon fractures were randomized to undergo surgery with either two-staged open reduction-internal fixation (ORIF) or limited internal fixation with external fixator (LIFEF). Patients were assessed for fracture union, healing complications, infection, and ankle joint function. The two groups were not significantly different in the outcome measures other than sup...

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