Intramedullary fibular nail versus plate fixation for ankle fractures
Internal fixation of the fibula in ankle fractures. A prospective, randomized and comparative study: plating versus nailingOrthop Traumatol Surg Res. 2014 Jun;100(4Suppl):S255-9. doi: 10.1016/j.otsr.2014.03.005. Epub 2014 Apr 4
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71 patients with an ankle fracture were randomized to undergo internal fixation using either an intramedullary nail or a plate. Patients were evaluated for radiographic union at 1 year postoperatively, and were also assessed for functional outcome using the Kitaoka score and Olerud-Molander score. Results demonstrated similar union rates between intramedullary nails (100%) and plates (94%). Functi...
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