Damage control external fixation for femoral shaft fractures in multiple-trauma patients
Randomized, controlled, two-arm, interventional, multicenter study on risk-adapted damage control orthopedic surgery of femur shaft fractures in multiple-trauma patientsTrials. 2016 Jan 25;17(1):47
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34 patients who experienced a multiple trauma injury with a femoral shaft fracture were included in this study. Patients were randomized to either damage control treatment where initial external fixation was performed followed by delayed intramedullary nailing once patients were stable or an immediate intramedullary nailing group. The study was conducted to determine whether the damage control met...
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