Intramedullary fixation for fractures of both bones of sibling shin

Written by Kostiv R.E., Kostiv E.P., Em S.L.

  UDK: 616.718.5/.6-001-089.84 DOI: 10.17238/PmJ1609-1175.2016.3.79–83 | Pages: 79–83 | Full text PDF | Open PDF 


Objective. The research objective is to improve the treatment of the unstable shaft fractures of a lower leg. Methods. We treated 39 patients aged from 18 to 49. Localization of tibia fractures corresponded to the level of the middle and lower thirds of the fractures of the fibula were placed on the same level and were splintered or fragmented. We used a standard blocking intramedullary osteosynthesis of the tibia with additional intramedullary fixation of the fibula TEN (titanium elastic nail). Results. We tracked results in a period of 6 to 12 months after surgery in 32 patients. Infectious complications were not registered. Fracture healing in 3-5 months recorded in the 31 cases. Conclusions. These results demonstrate greater stability in the osteosynthesis of fractures of both bones of the lower leg, below istmalnoy localized area of the tibial shaft.

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R.E. Kostiv1, E.P. Kostiv2, S.L. Em1
1 Vladivostok Clinical Hospital (57 Russkaya St. Vladivostok 690105 Russian Federation),
2 Pacific State Medical University (2 Ostryakova Ave. Vladivostok 690650 Russian Federation)

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