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J Orthop Trauma. 2000 Nov;14(8):577-81.

Treatment of closed tibia shaft fractures: a survey from the 1997 Orthopaedic Trauma Association and Osteosynthesis International--Gerhard K√ľntscher Kreis meeting.

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  • 1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Louisville, Kentucky 40202, USA. Bones@Louisville.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To identify any consensus of opinion regarding treatment and outcome of a closed mid-shaft tibia fracture among orthopedic surgeons.

DESIGN:

Survey.

SETTING:

1997 combined meeting of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association and Osteosynthesis International-Gerhard K√ľntscher Kreis.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASUREMENT:

Percentage of responses to key questions. Proportion test (nonparametric) for statistical significance.

RESULTS:

There is no consensus of opinion regarding treatment for this fracture type. Wide variation exists between and within the different subgroups of orthopaedic surgeons surveyed.

CONCLUSIONS:

This brings into focus the spectrum of acceptable care for the management of fractures. More studies must be conducted to identify optimal treatment for closed mid-shaft tibia fractures.

PMID:
11149505
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