[Diaphyseal fractures of the lower extremity].


The authors present a series of 26 cases of ipsilateral fractures of the shafts of the femur and tibia treated by internal fixation. Twenty have been followed up for more than 2 years. Thirteen healed without incident and achieved excellent function. Six others regained a similar level of mobility after complications had been treated. The early surgical stabilisation of such fractures is advocated, allowing recognition of simultaneous injuries to ligaments of the knee.

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@article{Boscher1987DiaphysealFO, title={[Diaphyseal fractures of the lower extremity].}, author={Y. Boscher and P. A. Fouque and Patrick Le Nay and L. Pidhorz}, journal={International orthopaedics}, year={1987}, volume={11 4}, pages={353-60} }