Operative treatment of tibial fractures in children: are elastic stable intramedullary nails an improvement over external fixation?

@article{Kubiak2005OperativeTO,
  title={Operative treatment of tibial fractures in children: are elastic stable intramedullary nails an improvement over external fixation?},
  author={Erik N. Kubiak and Kenneth Andrew Egol and David M. Scher and Bradley R Wasserman and David S. Feldman and Kenneth J. Koval},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={2005},
  volume={87 8},
  pages={1761-8}
}
BACKGROUND Operative treatment of tibial fractures in children requires implants that do not violate open physes while maintaining tibial length and alignment. Both elastic stable intramedullary nails and external fixation can be utilized. We retrospectively reviewed our experience with these two techniques to determine if one is superior to the other. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the operative records and trauma registries of three institutions within our hospital system and… CONTINUE READING

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