Open tibial fractures treated by anterior half-pin frame fixation

P. H. Steinfield, N. J. Cobelli, A. H. Sadler, M. N. Szporn

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Abstract

Forty-two open tibial fractures were treated with anterior half-pin frame fixation, weight bearing as tolerated, and early reconstruction of the soft tissue envelope. Thirty fractures were followed to completion of therapy. The infection rate was 7.1%, nonunion rate, 3.0%, and pin tract infection rate, 0.5%. Problems of malunion (23.3%) and of secondary fractures around lag screws (17.6%) may be reduced by early cancellous bone grafting and limited use of minimal internal fixation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)208-214
Number of pages7
JournalClinical Orthopaedics and Related Research
Issue number228
StatePublished - 1988

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Tibial Fractures
Open Fractures
Bone Transplantation
Weight-Bearing
Infection
Therapeutics
Cancellous Bone

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  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Surgery

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Open tibial fractures treated by anterior half-pin frame fixation. / Steinfield, P. H.; Cobelli, N. J.; Sadler, A. H.; Szporn, M. N.

In: Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, No. 228, 1988, p. 208-214.

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Steinfield, P. H. ; Cobelli, N. J. ; Sadler, A. H. ; Szporn, M. N. / Open tibial fractures treated by anterior half-pin frame fixation. In: Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 1988 ; No. 228. pp. 208-214.
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