Complications during removal of stainless steel versus titanium nails used for intramedullary nailing of diaphyseal fractures of the tibia


Seyhan M., Guler O., Mahirogullari M., Donmez F., Gereli A. , Mutlu S.

ANNALS OF MEDICINE AND SURGERY, cilt.26, ss.38-42, 2018 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 26
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.amsu.2017.12.012
  • Dergi Adı: ANNALS OF MEDICINE AND SURGERY
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.38-42

Özet

Objectives: Intramedullary nailing is the treatment of choice for fractures of the tibial shaft, which might necessitate the nail removal due to complications in the long-term. Although considered as a low-risk procedure, intramedullary nail removal is also associated with certain complications. Here, we compared the most commonly used stainless steel and titanium nails with respect to the complications during removal and clinical outcome for intramedullary nailing of diaphyseal fractures of the tibia.