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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Hierholzer, Christian; Friederichs, Jan; Glowalla, Claudio; Woltmann, Alexander; Bühren, Volker; von Rüden, Christian 
Title:
Reamed intramedullary exchange nailing in the operative treatment of aseptic tibial shaft nonunion. 
Abstract:
The aim of this study was to evaluate a standardized treatment protocol regarding the rate of secondary bone union, complications, and functional outcome.This study was started as a prospective study in a single Level I Trauma Centre between 2003 and 2012. The study group consisted of 188 patients with the diagnosis of an aseptic tibial shaft nonunion. Exchange nailing was performed following a standardized surgical protocol. Long-term follow-up was analyzed for rate of bone healing and function...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Int Orthop 
Year:
2016 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
0341-2695 
TUM Institution:
Orthopädische und Sportorthopädische Klinik und Poliklinik