Factors influencing the outcome of closed tibial fractures treated with functional bracing.

@article{Sarmiento1995FactorsIT,
  title={Factors influencing the outcome of closed tibial fractures treated with functional bracing.},
  author={A. F. Sarmiento and Frances Sharpe and Edward Ebramzadeh and Prof. Charles Normand and James A Shankwiler},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={1995},
  volume={315},
  pages={8-24}
}
One thousand consecutive closed diaphyseal tibial fractures, treated with prefabricated functional below-knee braces, were analyzed by statistical methods to determine factors predictive of final fracture outcome. Neither the age of the patient nor the location of the fracture influenced the speed of healing. In 95% of the fractures, the final shortening was < or = 12 mm. The mean final shortening was 4.28 mm, compared with mean initial shortening of 4.25 mm. This confirmed the authors' long… CONTINUE READING

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