Acute treatment of segmental tibial fractures with the Ilizarov method.

@article{Oztrkmen2009AcuteTO,
  title={Acute treatment of segmental tibial fractures with the Ilizarov method.},
  author={Yusuf Ozt{\"u}rkmen and Mahmut Karamehmetoğlu and Hilmi Karadeniz and Ibrahim Azboy and Mustafa Caniklioğlu},
  journal={Injury},
  year={2009},
  volume={40 3},
  pages={321-6}
}
OBJECTIVES We evaluated the results of acute application of the Ilizarov external fixator for segmental tibial fractures and also examined the experience with these special type fractures. METHODS Twenty-four patients (19 males, 5 females) with a mean age of 37.8 years (range 22-66) with segmental tibial fractures were treated with the use of an Ilizarov type circular fixator. According to the categorisation of Melis et al., the fractures were types I, II, III and IV in seven, nine, five and… CONTINUE READING
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