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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||17|
|Journal||Instructional course lectures|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1992|
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