Distal tibial fractures and non-unions treated with shortened intramedullary nail.

Τίτλος

Distal tibial fractures and non-unions treated with shortened intramedullary nail.

Συγγραφείς

Megas P, Zouboulis P, Papadopoulos AX, Karageorgos A, Lambiris E. Int Orthop. 2003

Στοιχεία Δημοσίευσης

Int Orthop. 2003;27(6):348-51. Epub 2003 Aug 15

Περίληψη

We reviewed 18 patients, 14 with acute fractures and four with non-union of the distal tibia, treated between 1990 and 2001 with a shortened, reamed intramedullary nail. The mean follow-up was 38 (8-144) months. The fractures united at an average of 16 (12-18) weeks and the non-unions at 20 (12-30) weeks. Two patients required nail dynamization. No limb shortening nor material failures were seen. All patients returned to normal daily activities. Although technically demanding, intramedullary nailing for distal tibial fractures and non-unions with a shortened nail represents a safe and reliable method.

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