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ACE Report #3737
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Circular fixator application for bicondylar tibial plateau fractures reduces hospital stay

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Open Reduction and Internal Fixation Compared with Circular Fixator Application for Bicondylar Tibial Plateau Fractures

J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2006 Dec;88(12):2613-23.

Contributing Authors: Canadian Orthopaedic Trauma Society

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82 patients with 83 displaced bicondylar tibial plateau fractures were randomized to receive standard open reduction and internal fixation with medial and lateral plates or percutaneous and/or limited open fixation and application of a circular fixator. At the 2 year follow-up there was no significant difference in clinical outcomes between the open reduction group and circular fixator group, howe...

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