Nonreamed nailing of tibial diaphyseal fractures in blunt polytrauma patients.

@article{Riemer1995NonreamedNO,
  title={Nonreamed nailing of tibial diaphyseal fractures in blunt polytrauma patients.},
  author={Barry L. Riemer and D G DiChristina and Andrew Cooper and Sh Sagiv and Spencer L. Butterfield and Chris J Burke and Joseph F. Lucke and James D Schlosser},
  journal={Journal of orthopaedic trauma},
  year={1995},
  volume={9 1},
  pages={66-75}
}
The efficacy of nonreamed nailing as the treatment of choice of unstable blunt tibial diaphyseal fractures was studied. From March 1, 1990, through August 31, 1991, 72 patients with 74 fractures that required fixation were treated. One patient died and six were lost to follow-up, leaving 65 patients with 67 fractures. Follow-up averaged 21 months (range 5-43). Fisher's exact and logistic regression analyses were used to compare grades of open fractures, comminution as classified by Winquist… CONTINUE READING