Anterior knee pain and thigh muscle strength after intramedullary nailing of a tibial shaft fracture: an 8-year follow-up of 28 consecutive cases.

@article{Vist2007AnteriorKP,
  title={Anterior knee pain and thigh muscle strength after intramedullary nailing of a tibial shaft fracture: an 8-year follow-up of 28 consecutive cases.},
  author={Olli V{\"a}ist{\"o} and Jarmo Toivanen and P Kannus and Markku J J{\"a}rvinen},
  journal={Journal of orthopaedic trauma},
  year={2007},
  volume={21 3},
  pages={165-71}
}
OBJECTIVES Chronic anterior knee pain is a common complication after intramedullary nailing of a tibial shaft fracture. The source of pain is often not known, although it correlates with a simultaneous decrease in thigh muscle strength. No long-term follow-up study has assessed whether weakness of the thigh muscles is associated with anterior knee pain after the procedure in question. DESIGN Prospective study. SETTING University Hospital of Tampere, University of Tampere. PATIENTS The… CONTINUE READING