Nonunion of tibial shaft fractures treated with locked intramedullary nailing without bone grafting.

@article{Alho1993NonunionOT,
  title={Nonunion of tibial shaft fractures treated with locked intramedullary nailing without bone grafting.},
  author={Antti Ilmari Alho and Arne Ekeland and Knut Str\oms\oe and J. G. Benterud},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={1993},
  volume={34 1},
  pages={62-7}
}
Twenty-five nonunions of tibial fractures were treated with Grosse-Kempf slotted, locked nails in 20 men and 5 women 6 to 54 months after fracture. No bone grafts were performed in connection with nailing. For better alignment, opening of the nonunion site, fibular osteotomy/resection, or both were used. In one patient reoperation with nailing and bone grafting was necessary after the first nail broke. There were three postoperative infections (12%), two with persistent drainage. All nonunions… CONTINUE READING