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Randomized Trial of Reamed and Unreamed Intramedullary Nailing of Tibial Shaft Fractures

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Background: There remains a compelling biological rationale for both reamed and unreamed intramedullary nailing for the treatment of tibial shaft fractures. Previous small trials have left the evidence for either approach inconclusive. We compared reamed and unreamed intramedullary nailing with regard to the rates of reoperations and complications in patients with tibial shaft fractures

Topics: Scientific Articles
Publisher: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc
OAI identifier: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:2663330
Provided by: PubMed Central
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