Small vs. Large Diameter Intramedullary Nails for Simple Diaphyseal Tibial Shaft Fractures
Are small-diameter intramedullary nails enough for treating simple diaphyseal tibial fractures? A comparative study between small versus large nailsEur J Trauma Emerg Surg. 2022 Oct;48(5):3677-3681.
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Sixty patients with simple diaphyseal tibial fractures were randomized to receive fracture fixation with a small diameter (n=30) or a large diameter interlocking reamed intramedullary nail (n=30). The outcomes of interest included radiological exposure, operative time, time to union, the incidence of anterior knee pain, return to full knee range of motion, and post-operative complications. The sm...
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