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ACE Report #8225
Ace Report Cover Trauma

OTA 2015: Suprapatellar semi-extended approach for IM nailing of proximal tibia fracture

Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

The Suprapatellar Variant of the Semi-Extended Surgical Approach Improves Intramedullary Nail Position Compared with the Conventional Medial Parapatellar Surgical Approach

Contributing Authors: A Johnstone C Munro P Caba I Escriba D Forward M Graf

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94 patients with proximal-third tibial shaft fractures were selected for the purpose of comparing the semi-extended suprapatellar incision approach and the conventional medial parapatellar surgical approach. Outcomes included in terms of guidewire and intramedullary nail alignment. The results indicated no significant differences in guidewire alignment between groups, but significant improvement i...

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