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BACKGROUND Femoral shaft fractures are associated with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). The idea that primary intramedullary nailing increases the incidence of ARDS has theoretical(More)
BACKGROUND Currently, the treatment of diaphyseal tibial fractures associated with substantial bone loss often involves autogenous bone-grafting as part of a staged reconstruction. Although this(More)
BACKGROUND Urgent débridement of open fractures has been considered to be of paramount importance for the prevention of infection. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the relationship(More)