Lower fixation failure in reamed intramedullary nailing for closed tibial fractures
Reamed or unreamed intramedullary nailing for tibial fractures: a meta-analysisChin J Traumatol. 2014 Aug 1;17(4):229-34.
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12 randomized controlled trials comparing reamed and unreamed intramedullary nailing for tibial fractures were included in this meta-analysis. Clinical outcome variables were assessed in hopes of determining the optimal treatment method for open and closed tibial fractures. A significantly higher rate of fixation failure was observed in the unreamed group compared to the reamed group in closed fra...