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Malekpoor S, Moghtadaei, M, Akbarian E, Hamedanchi S. Management of tibial non-:union: using reamed interlocking intra-medullary nailing. Med J Islam Repub Iran. 2009; 22 (4) :183-190
URL: http://mjiri.iums.ac.ir/article-1-16-en.html

Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery Rasool-e-Akram General Hospital, Iran University of Medical Sciences , mmoghtadaei@gmail.com
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 Abstract 

 Background: Reamed interlocking intramedullary nailing of the tibia is a procedure

 for the treatment of a non-infected tibial non:::union:::. The purpose of this clinical

 study was to evaluate the outcome of this method as a treatment of tibial non:::union:::.

 Methods: Twenty-nine patients with non:::union::: after initial therapy for tibial fracture

 were retrospectively assessed after a reamed interlocking intramedullary nailing.

 The main measurements were derived from radiographic and clinical :::union::: as

 well as time from reamed nailing to :::union:::.

 Results: Twenty-eight patients achieved :::union::: of their fracture (97%). The average

 time from reamed nailing to :::union::: was 7.6 months. Serious complications included

 one severe infection in the site of surgery (3%) and one tibial fracture distal to

 the nail (3%).

 Conclusion: Reamed interlocking intramedullary nailing for non:::union:::s of the

 tibia resulted in a high :::union::: rate and was associated with a low complication rate.

 This technique is recommended as a standard procedure for non-infected tibial

 non:::union:::s.

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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Orthopedic Surgery

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