International Journal of Orthopaedics Research

International Journal of Orthopaedics Research


International Journal of Orthopaedics Research
International Journal of Orthopaedics Research
Vol. 4, Issue 1 (2022)

A comparative study of surgical management of tibial shaft fractures in adults by reamed versus unreamed intramedullary interlocking nail


Shobha H P, Punith D

Tibial shaft fractures being most common type of long-bone fracture encountered, we compared reamed and unreamed IMIL nailing. 50 patients randomly allotted to reamed and unreamed groups treated with IMIL nailing. Patients were followed up regularly for 6 months and evaluated using Johner and Wruh’s criteria. We found no significant difference in functional outcome (p value- 0.564) and post-operative infections and complications between two groups. With the convenience of performing and less operative time over reamed nailing, unreamed nailing may have upper hand over reamed nailing.
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How to cite this article:
Shobha H P, Punith D. A comparative study of surgical management of tibial shaft fractures in adults by reamed versus unreamed intramedullary interlocking nail. International Journal of Orthopaedics Research, Volume 4, Issue 1, 2022, Pages 15-23
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