Grosse-Kempf nailing in fractures of the tibia.

M. Moscato, E. Sabetta, D. Tigani, G. Mignani, L. Specchia, S. Boriani

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)313-320
Number of pages8
JournalItalian Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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