Flexible medullary nailing of acute tibial shaft fractures.

  title={Flexible medullary nailing of acute tibial shaft fractures.},
  author={Donald A Wiss},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  • Donald A Wiss
  • Published 1986 in Clinical orthopaedics and related research
In a nonrandomized prospective study, 111 tibial shaft fractures (55 closed, 56 open) were treated with flexible intramedullary nails. Open injuries were nailed immediately following irrigation and debridement in the vast majority of cases. Ninety-four percent of the fractures united in an average time of 18.8 weeks. There were seven nonunions (6.3%), all of which healed following a secondary procedure. Six patients demonstrated delay in union but healed their fractures within 26 weeks (5.4… CONTINUE READING


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