The Tibial Shaft

  • Urs Heim
  • Karl M. Pfeiffer


Internal fixations of the tibial shaft in adults are ordinarily performed with standard-size implants. In the rare cases where internal fixation is indicated for tibial shaft fractures in children, the DCP for 3.5-mm screws has proved most useful owing to its strength and small size.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Urs Heim
    • 1
  • Karl M. Pfeiffer
    • 2
  1. 1.Gümligen-BernSwitzerland
  2. 2.Chirurgisches DepartementKantonsspital BaselBaselSwitzerland

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