Lateral Versus Anterior Spanning External Fixator for Tibial Plateau Fractures

2014-09-15 12:43:12 | BioPortfolio


The purpose of this study is to evaluate patients with tibial plateau fractures. The goal is to compare the differences between anteriorly placed (front of leg) femoral external fixator pins and laterally placed (side of leg) femoral external fixator pins.

Specifically, we are evaluating how this placement affects the quadriceps muscle and knee function. The parameters that will be assessed are knee function, pain, and range of motion.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment


Fractures, Closed


Anterior pin placement, Lateral pin placement


University of Missouri
United States




University of Missouri-Columbia

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-09-15T12:43:12-0400

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