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Tib fx nonunion is at 3 months

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By David Bennett Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon in the United States
Justin S Yang, Jesse Otero, Christopher M McAndrew, William M Ricci, Michael J Gardner
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine if surgeons could reliably predict if patients with tibia fractures treated with intramedullary nails will proceed to nonunion based on their clinical scenario and radiographs at 3 months. DESIGN: Blinded randomized questionnaire based on a retrospective cohort. SETTING: University level 1 trauma center. PATIENTS/PARTICIPANTS: Fifty-six patients who underwent intramedullary fixation for tibia fractures with incomplete healing at 3 months...
November 2013: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
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