Ilizarov external fixation vs. intramedullary nailing as treatment for tibial fractures
Ilizarov external fixation or locked intramedullary nailing in diaphyseal tibial fractures: a randomized, prospective study of 58 consecutive patientsArch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2014 Jun;134(6):793-802
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58 patients, between the ages of 18 and 75, with isolated displaced tibial shaft fractures, were randomly assigned into 1 of 2 groups to compare the efficacy of circular Ilizarov external fixator to intramedullary nailing for the fixation of tibial diaphyseal fractures. Upon study completion, healing analysis indicated that fractures in both groups healed radiographically by 12 week follow up; how...
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