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MANAGEMENT OF OPEN DIAPHYSEAL FRACTURES OF..

ABSTRACT:

A prospective study of open diaphyseal fractures of tibia in 68 patients managed and stabilized with locally made Naseer - Awais External Fixator (NAEF) was undertaken at the Department of Orthopaedics Liaquat University Hospital Jamshoro and Hyderabad, from April 2001 - March 2005. Inclusion criteria of study were open grade II, IIIA and IIIB according to modified Gustilo classification. Common mode of injury was road traffic accidents in 38 (55.88%). Age ranged between 8 - 60 years, average 30.76 years. Males were 60 (88.24%) and 8 (11.76%) females. We performed alternative compression and distraction at weekly intervals and dynamization at later stage to enhance bone healing. Sixty six fractures out of 68 united. Time to union ranged between 12 and 28 weeks, average 19.87 weeks. Major complications were pin tract infection in 08 (11.76%) patients, delayed union in 04 (5.88%) and nonunion in 02 (2.94%) patient.

Author(s):
Dr. Asadullah Makhdoom, Pir Abdul Latif Qureshi, Khaleeque Ahmed Siddiqui, Muhammad Ayoob Laghari

Publishing Source:
THE JOURNAL OF PAKISTAN ORTHOPAEDIC ASSOCIATION, VOL. 18, NO. 1, FEBRUARY 2006

Year:
2006

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