Intramedullary nailing of tibial nonunions.

@article{Warren1992IntramedullaryNO,
  title={Intramedullary nailing of tibial nonunions.},
  author={Sheila Warren and Andrew F. Brooker},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={1992},
  volume={285},
  pages={236-43}
}
Fifteen tibial nonunions, ranging nine months to 19 years after original injury, were treated with the Brooker intramedullary nail (IMN). The average number of previous failed surgeries was two. The fracture location ranged from several centimeters below the tubercle to 3 cm above the plafond. Twelve of 15 had bone grafting, and all 15 had fibular osteotomy at the time of the IMN procedure. Thirteen of 15 were reamed, and 11 of 15 were nailed open. Patients required an average of five… CONTINUE READING

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Twelve of 15 had bone grafting , and all 15 had fibular osteotomy at the time of the IMN procedure .
Twelve of 15 had bone grafting , and all 15 had fibular osteotomy at the time of the IMN procedure .
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