Modified tibial nails for treating distal tibia fractures.

@article{Gorczyca2002ModifiedTN,
  title={Modified tibial nails for treating distal tibia fractures.},
  author={John T. Gorczyca and James McKale and Kevin Pugh and David A. Pienkowski},
  journal={Journal of orthopaedic trauma},
  year={2002},
  volume={16 1},
  pages={18-22}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the biomechanical consequences of cutting one centimeter off the tip of a tibial nail when treating distal tibia fractures with intramedullary nails. DESIGN Randomized laboratory investigation using matched pairs of cadaveric tibias with osteotomies made to resemble distal tibia fractures extending to four and five centimeters from the tibiotalar joints. INTERVENTION The smaller (four-centimeter) distal tibias were stabilized using ten-millimeter diameter tibial nails… CONTINUE READING

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