Locking plate as a definitive external fixator for treating tibial fractures with compromised soft tissue envelop

@article{Qiu2013LockingPA,
  title={Locking plate as a definitive external fixator for treating tibial fractures with compromised soft tissue envelop},
  author={Xu-sheng Qiu and Han Yuan and Xin Zheng and Jun-fei Wang and Jin Xiong and Yixin Chen},
  journal={Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={134},
  pages={383-388}
}
Tibial fractures with compromised soft tissue envelop may lead to significant complications. The optimal management of these injuries remains controversial. Recently, locking plate used as a definitive external fixator is attractive because it not only minimizes trauma to the soft tissues, but also overcomes the shortcomings of standard external fixators. The objective of this study was to evaluate the outcome of using locking plate as a definitive external fixator for treating tibial fractures… CONTINUE READING
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