A series of 136 tibial fractures treated with locked Grosse-Kempf nailing is reviewed, evaluating the results according to rapidity of healing, functional recovery, and complications. Locked nailing proved so reliable that immediate mobilization was possible. There was only a 6% incidence of delayed union, including infections (3 cases, 2%) and nail breakage (2 cases, 1.5%). Several details of the operative technique that were decisive in the final result are discussed.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Italian Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 1991|
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