Intramedullary fixation of tibial shaft fractures using an expandable nail: Early results of 54 acute tibial shaft fractures Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumonia

abstract

  • The expandable nail offers the theoretical advantages of improved load sharing and rotational control without the need for interlocking screws. This study demonstrates satisfactory healing and alignment for the treatment of tibial shaft fractures using this device. However, caution must be exercised when using this nail in cases of significant comminution and in cases where the fracture pattern involves the more proximal or distal aspect of the tibial shaft.

publication date

  • May 2006

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00005131-200605000-00001

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 303

end page

  • 9; discussion 315-6

volume

  • 20

number

  • 5