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Lower fixation failure in reamed intramedullary nailing for closed tibial fractures

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November 2014

Lower fixation failure in reamed intramedullary nailing for closed tibial fractures

Vol: 3| Issue: 11| Number:40| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Reamed or unreamed intramedullary nailing for tibial fractures: a meta-analysis

Chin J Traumatol. 2014 Aug 1;17(4):229-34.

Contributing Authors:
GS Yu YB Lin Y Wang ZQ Xu

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Synopsis

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...

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