Similar efficacy of intramedullary nail and plate fixation for distal tibial fractures
Intramedullary nail versus plate treatments for distal tibial fractures: A meta-analysisInt J Surg. 2015 Apr;16(Pt A):60-8
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6 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and 10 clinical controlled trials (CCTs) involving 1140 patients were included in this meta-analysis, comparing plate fixation and intramedullary nail (IMN) technique in distal tibial fracture treatment. Pooled results indicated that IMN treatment had significantly lower incidence of superficial infection (SI), but significantly higher risk of malunion. The me...
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