Intramedullary Nailing and Adjunct Permanent Plate Fixation in Complex Tibia Fractures.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The use of adjunct plate fixation is known to be a useful reduction aid during intramedullary nailing of the proximal tibia. We have expanded the indications beyond aiding the reduction and now use these plates as an adjunct to intramedullary nailing during the healing period. Specific indications include diaphyseal tibial fractures with severe bone loss/comminution and segmental tibial fractures with or without intraarticular extension. We believe the adjunctive permanent plate fixation technique may offer a treatment solution in these selected situations with the added benefit of immediate weight bearing.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Yoon, RS; Gage, MJ; Donegan, DJ; Liporace, FA

Published Date

  • August 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 29 / 8

Start / End Page

  • e277 - e279

PubMed ID

  • 25932525

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1531-2291

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/BOT.0000000000000299


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States