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Fratture diafisarie di gamba


Tibial shaft fractures


Tibial fractures are the most-common fractures of long bones. Evidence favours the use of intramedullary nails to stabilise diaphyseal fractures. However, the choice between nail and plate in selected cases of proximal and distal shaft fractures remains controversial, and a variety of underlying factors have to be considered. External fixation can be used in case of open fractures as well as a first step in a two-stage treatment. We analyse indications, advantages and complications of each treatment.


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  1. 1.U.O.C. Traumatologia e OrtopediaOspedale SS. TrinitàCagliariItalia

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