Internal fixation of closed tibial fractures for the management of sports injuries.

@article{AbdelSalam1991InternalFO,
  title={Internal fixation of closed tibial fractures for the management of sports injuries.},
  author={Anwar Abdel-Salam and Keith S. Eyres and Jonathan Cleary},
  journal={British journal of sports medicine},
  year={1991},
  volume={25 4},
  pages={213-7}
}
From 1985 to 1988, 90 closed tibial fractures were prospectively studied to assess the morbidity of such injuries to sports people and how this can be influenced by treatment regimens. All fractures were sustained during rugby or football matches. After random selection, 45 fractures were openly reduced and internally fixed (group A), and 45 fractures were manipulated under general anaesthesia and a long-leg plaster applied (group B). For patients in group A, below-knee plasters were used for 3… CONTINUE READING

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