Radiographic and clinical comparisons of distal tibia shaft fractures (4 to 11 cm proximal to the plafond): plating versus intramedullary nailing.

@article{Vallier2008RadiographicAC,
  title={Radiographic and clinical comparisons of distal tibia shaft fractures (4 to 11 cm proximal to the plafond): plating versus intramedullary nailing.},
  author={Heather A. Vallier and Theodore Toan Le and Asheesh Bedi},
  journal={Journal of orthopaedic trauma},
  year={2008},
  volume={22 5},
  pages={307-11}
}
OBJECTIVE The purposes of this study were to review distal tibia shaft fractures treated with a plate or a nail and to assess the clinical and radiographic results, complication rates, and the need for secondary procedures. DESIGN Retrospective review. SETTING Two Level I trauma centers. PATIENT/PARTICIPANTS We retrospectively reviewed 111 patients with 113 extra-articular distal tibia fractures between 4 and 11 cm proximal to the plafond. Seventy-six were treated with an intramedullary… CONTINUE READING
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