The treatment of unstable fractures of the tibia and fibula with flexible medullary wires. A review of two hundred and thirty-five fractures.

@article{Hasenhuttl1981TheTO,
  title={The treatment of unstable fractures of the tibia and fibula with flexible medullary wires. A review of two hundred and thirty-five fractures.},
  author={K Hasenhuttl},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={1981},
  volume={63 6},
  pages={921-31}
}
  • K Hasenhuttl
  • Published 1981 in
    The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American…
A retrospective study was done of the treatment of closed and open unstable fractures of the tibia and fibula with flexible intramedullary wires in 223 patients with 235 fractures. The surgical procedure is relatively atraumatic to the tibia, can be learned easily by the surgeon, and does not require complicated or expensive instrumentation. The flexible intramedullary wires permit stabilization of the fractures in a functional position. External support by a long cast in the initial phase of… CONTINUE READING

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