The treatment of tibial and fibular fractures with a rectangle-shaped intramedullary nail.

Abstract

A study is reported in which excellent results were achieved with use of a flexible rectangle-shaped intramedullary (RIM) nail in the treatment of 171 tibial and fibular shaft fractures in a series of 165 patients. Mechanical analysis showed improved fracture stability compared to fractures treated with an Ender nail. To the best of the authors' knowledge… (More)

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