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Intramedullary Nailing vs External Ring Fixation for the Treatment of Tibial Shaft Fractures

2019-05-15 19:31:23 | BioPortfolio

Summary

This study is a pragmatic assessor blinded randomized and prospective clinical trial in which standard intramedullary nailing is compared with external ring fixator for patients with tibial shaft fractures.

Description

This study is a pragmatic assessor blinded randomized and prospective clinical trial in which standard intramedullary nailing is compared with external ring fixator for patients with tibial shaft fractures.

The primary aim of the project is to compare the one-year Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score - Sport (KOOS-Sport) after standard intramedullary nailing with external ring fixation for patients with tibial shaft fractures.

The explorative aim is to report the effect of the two surgical procedures on the development of complications, time to bone union, pain reactions, muscle strength, activity of daily living and time to return to work.

Study Design

Conditions

Tibial Shaft Fracture

Intervention

Intramedullary Nailing, External Ring fixation

Location

Aalborg University Hospital, Department of orthopaedic surgery
Aalborg
Denmark
9000

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

Aalborg University Hospital

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-05-15T19:31:23-0400

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The use of nails that are inserted into bone cavities in order to keep fractured bones together.

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