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Original Article Minimally invasive elastic intramedullary nails and external fixation achieved satisfactory outcomes for multi-segment and long-spiral mild-to-moderate comminuted closed tibia-fibula fractures
Int J Clin Exp Med
Treatment of severe comminuted tibia-fibula fractures is often complicated by non-union, delayed union, and malunion. The best surgical approach is controversial. Aim: To compare the clinical outcomes and complications of three methods of fixation: elastic intramedullary nails and external fixation (EINE), plates, and interlocking nails (IN). Methods: This was a retrospective cohort study of 86 diaphysealtibia-fibula fractures in 80 patients treated with EINE, plate, or IN. Treatment outcomesfatcat:nbpbbh4eaff3tljjzo3zo3mgne