Interlocking intramedullary nailing in distal tibial fractures.


Interlocking intramedullary nailing in distal tibial fractures.


Tyllianakis M, Megas P, Giannikas D, Lambiris E. Orthopedics. 2000

Στοιχεία Δημοσίευσης

Orthopedics. 2000 Aug;23(8):805-8.


This retrospective study examined the results of non-pilon fractures of the distal part of the tibia treated with interlocking intramedullary nailing. Seventy-three patients with equal numbers of fractures treated surgically between 1990 and 1998 were reviewed. Mean patient age was 39.8 years, and follow-up averaged 34.2 months. The AO fracture classification system was used. Concomitant fractures of the lateral malleolus were fixed. All but three fractures achieved union within 4.2 months on average. Satisfactory or excellent results were obtained in 86.3% of patients. These results indicate interlocking intramedullary nailing is a reliable method of treatment for these fractures and is characterized by high rates of union and a low incidence of complications.

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Τυλλιανάκης Μίνως, Μέγας Παναγιώτης