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Meta-analysis
ACE Report #8286
Ace Report Cover Trauma

Antegrade & retrograde nailing show similar results in femoral fracture fixation


Study Type:Meta analysis
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Retrograde versus antegrade intramedullary nailing for femoral fractures: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

Curr Med Res Opin. 2015 Oct;31(10):1897-902.

Contributing Authors: F Zhang L Zhu Y Li A Chen

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Synopsis

3 randomized controlled trials comparing the antegrade and the retrograde techniques in intramedullary nailin of femoral shaft fractures were included in this meta-analysis. The purpose was to compare results regarding union rates and incidence of knee pain between the two techniques. Results indicated that rate of union, knee pain, and heterotopic ossification were comparable between both groups,...

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