Ender nailing versus external fixation in the stabilization of type III open tibial shaft fractures.

@article{Cozma2000EnderNV,
  title={Ender nailing versus external fixation in the stabilization of type III open tibial shaft fractures.},
  author={T Cozma and Ovidiu Alexa and C Iancu},
  journal={Revista medico-chirurgicala a Societatii de Medici si Naturalisti din Iasi},
  year={2000},
  volume={104 3},
  pages={77-81}
}
UNLABELLED Management of severe open tibial shaft fractures presents a difficult challenge to the orthopaedic surgeon. They are frequently associated with loss of limb, infection and high levels of morbidity. All the authors considered, now, that there are five keys to successful treatment: antibiotic therapy, radical debridement and pulsed lavage irrigation, stabilization of fracture with minimal further devascularization, early soft tissue coverage and early bone-grafting. It rests, also, a… CONTINUE READING