Intramedullary nailing for open tibial fractures: reamed versus unreamed
Meta-analysis of reamed versus unreamed intramedullary nailing for open tibial fracturesJ Orthop Surg Res. 2014 Aug 23;9:74
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Data from 4 randomized control trials (646 patients) were pooled to examine the clinical efficacy of reamed versus unreamed intramedullary nailing for open tibial fractures (OTF). The collective analysis evaluated the following variables: healing rate, secondary surgery rate, implant failure rate, incidence of osteofascial compartment syndrome, and postoperative infection rate. Results indicated t...
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