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Meta-analysis
ACE Report #7739
Ace Report Cover Trauma

Similar efficacy of intramedullary nail and plate fixation for distal tibial fractures


Study Type:Meta analysis
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:2

Intramedullary nail versus plate treatments for distal tibial fractures: A meta-analysis

Int J Surg. 2015 Apr;16(Pt A):60-8

Contributing Authors: J Yu L Li T Wang L Sheng Y Huo Z Yin G Gu W He

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Synopsis

6 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and 10 clinical controlled trials (CCTs) involving 1140 patients were included in this meta-analysis, comparing plate fixation and intramedullary nail (IMN) technique in distal tibial fracture treatment. Pooled results indicated that IMN treatment had significantly lower incidence of superficial infection (SI), but significantly higher risk of malunion. The me...

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