Open tibial fractures: current orthopaedic management.

R. J. Brumback

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Treating the spectrum of bone and soft-tissue injuries that can accompany open fractures of the tibia requires experience and judgment. It appears that the non-reamed interlocking nail can safely and reproducibly stabilize most low-energy and selected high-energy open fractures of the leg. Severe open tibial fractures require a staged reconstructive protocol using external fixation as the method of bony stabilization. Differentiation between the requirements of individual injuries remains the key to successful treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)101-117
Number of pages17
JournalInstructional course lectures
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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