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VOLUME 19 , ISSUE 1 ( January-April, 2024 ) > List of Articles


The Applicability of Dynamic External Fixator in a Prospective Evaluation of Open Tibial Fracture Treatment

Bruna S Bezerra, Thaisa A Araujo, Gustavo G Cardonia, João R Lima Couto, Fábio L Rodrigues

Keywords : Bone healing, Complications, Dynamic external fixator, Open tibia fractures, Surgical debridement

Citation Information : Bezerra BS, Araujo TA, Cardonia GG, Couto JR, Rodrigues FL. The Applicability of Dynamic External Fixator in a Prospective Evaluation of Open Tibial Fracture Treatment. 2024; 19 (1):36-39.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10080-1606

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 06-05-2024

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2024; The Author(s).


Aim: This prospective study assessed the clinical and radiological outcomes of open tibia fractures treated with a dynamic external fixator. Materials and methods: Twenty-five patients underwent surgical debridement and stabilisation with a dynamic external fixator between November 2016 and April 2022. Regular follow-up evaluated bone healing progression. Results: Favourable outcomes were demonstrated in 20 patients. However, there were three cases of non-union, two of which subsequently deformed, and two cases of pin site-related infection. There were no fracture site infections. Conclusion: This study demonstrates the use of dynamic external fixation in the treatment of open tibia fractures. The low incidence of complications suggests its effectiveness and potential.

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