COA 2013: Nonunion reduced in tibial fracture treatment with reamed intramedullary nailing
A meta-analysis of reamed versus unreamed intramedullary nailing for the treatment of closed tibial fractures
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8 randomized and 1 quasi-randomized clinical trials examining 1229 closed tibial fractures in adults were pooled in this meta-analysis to compare reamed and unreamed intramedullary nailing. The results indicate that reamed intramedullary nails reduced nonunion, screw failure, implant exchange and dynamization; similar outcomes were found in delayed union, malunion, infection, compartment syndrome,...
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