Tibial diaphyseal fractures managed surgically by interlocking intramedullary nailing: A prospective study
Author(s): Dr. Ambica Nambiar, Dr. K Venkatachalam and Dr. Vijaiinarasimman Reddy
Abstract: The tibia is by far the commonly fractured long bone in the human body, as it has got a poor soft tissue coverage and its medial surface is almost completely subcutaneous. Tibial diaphyseal fractures are treated surgically by various methods. In the last two decade intramedullary interlocking nailing has emerged as a gold standard in this treatment. The clinical and radiological outcomes have been good and complication rates are relatively low. We prospectively studied 35 cases of tibial diaphyseal fractures treated with intramedullary interlocking nail. Clinical and functional outcomes were assessed by Johner and Wruh’s criteria. As per the Johner and Wruh’s criteria our study established 25.58% of excellent, 48.57% of good and 17.14% of fair clinical and functional outcomes. Only 5.71% of our cases resulted in poor outcome.
Dr. Ambica Nambiar, Dr. K Venkatachalam, Dr. Vijaiinarasimman Reddy. Tibial diaphyseal fractures managed surgically by interlocking intramedullary nailing: A prospective study. Int J Orthop Sci 2018;4(2):682-692. DOI: 10.22271/ortho.2018.v4.i2j.100