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Tibia fracture pediatric

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By David Bennett Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon in the United States
Jingwei Zhang, Nabil A Ebraheim, Ming Li, Xianfeng He, Jiayong Liu, Limei Zhu, Yihui Yu, Saaid Siddiqui
The surgical treatment of distal tibial fractures is still challenging. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical and radiographic results associated with the use of a precontoured distal femoral locking plate as an external fixator in treating distal tibial fractures. From August 2011 to October 2012, 28 patients with distal tibial fractures were consecutively enrolled in this study. There were 9 OTA 43.A1, 9 43.A2, and 10 43.A3, including 21 closed and 7 open fractures. The precontoured distal femoral locking plate was placed on the anteromedial aspect of the tibia as an external fixator...
November 2015: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
Rakesh P Mashru, Martin J Herman, Peter D Pizzutillo
Tibial shaft fractures are among the most common pediatric injuries managed by orthopaedic surgeons. Treatment is individualized based on patient age, concomitant injuries, fracture pattern, associated soft-tissue and neurovascular injury, and surgeon experience. Closed reduction and casting is the mainstay of treatment for diaphyseal tibial fractures. Careful clinical and radiographic follow-up with remanipulation as necessary is effective for most patients. Surgical management options include external fixation, locked intramedullary nail fixation in the older adolescent with closed physis, Kirschner wire fixation, and flexible intramedullary nailing...
September 2005: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
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