Principles of Tibial Fracture Management with Circular External Fixation ORTHOPEDIC CLINICS OF NORTH AMERICA Lowenberg, D. W., Githens, M., Boone, C. 2014; 45 (2): 191-?


There is a growing mass of literature to suggest that circular external fixation for high-energy tibial fractures has advantages over traditional internal fixation, with potential improved rates of union, decreased incidence of posttraumatic osteomyelitis, and decreased soft tissue problems. To further advance our understanding of the role of circular external fixation in the management of these tibial fractures, randomized controlled trials should be implemented. In addition to complication rates and radiographic outcomes, validated functional outcome tools and cost analysis of this method should be compared with open reduction with internal fixation.

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