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ROJAS SALMON, José Luis. Use of Küntscher intramedullary nail in patients with tibial diaphyseal fractures. MEDISAN [online]. 2015, vol.19, n.12, pp.1477-1484. ISSN 1029-3019.

A descriptive, longitudinal and retrospective study of 123 patients with tibial diaphyseal fracture who were surgically treated by means of the surgical technique of fixation with Küntscher intramedullary nail without reaming of channels was carried out from August, 2012 to December, 2013, in Tumbi Special Hospital, Kibaha, Tanzania, with the aim of evaluating the results of this procedure. The male sex (74.0%), the age group 26-35 years (37.4%), the traffic accidents as main cause of the lesions (74.0%) and the reduction of the fracture in an open way (90.2%) prevailed in the series; also, 29.4% of the patients presented complications and 80.5% showed good results in the final evaluation. Finally, it could be concluded that the use of Küntscher intramedullary nail without reaming channels, is a viable surgical technique to solve the tibial diaphyseal fractures

Keywords : tibial diaphyseal fractures; scher intramedullary nail; Tanzania.

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