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

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


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.


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


Tibial Shaft Fracture


Intramedullary Nailing, External Ring fixation


Aalborg University Hospital, Department of orthopaedic surgery


Not yet recruiting


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.

Fracture in the proximal half of the shaft of the ulna, with dislocation of the head of the radius.

Implantable fracture fixation devices attached to bone fragments with screws to bridge the fracture gap and shield the fracture site from stress as bone heals. (UMDNS, 1999)

The use of metallic devices inserted into or through bone to hold a fracture in a set position and alignment while it heals.

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