Intramedullary Nailing of Tibia Fractures

Overview

Status: Enrolling by invitation
Keywords: Tibia Fractures , Medial Fractures , Posterior Malleolar Fractures
IRB Number: 00050553
Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
Sub Specialties: Orthopaedic Trauma

Brief Summary

Currently, the treatment of choice for tibial fracture is intramedullary nailing. This procedure has been shown to have low rates of infection, high rates of bone healing, and a faster return to weight bearing and activity in comparison to conservative treatment. In concurrent fractures of the posterior or medial malleolus and the tibia, it is now common to identify, reduce, and fix the malleolar fracture prior to intramedullary nailing of the tibia. In this retrospective study, our aim is to establish that reducing malleolar fractures prior to tibial nailing is a safe treatment in which the reduction of the malleolus is maintained intraoperatively, postoperatively, and remains reduced until the fracture has healed.

Principal Investigator: Erik Kubiak
Department: Orthopedic Surgery
Co Investigator:

Contact Information

Name:Nousheen Alasti
Phone: 801-587-5488
Email: Nousheen.Alasti@hsc.utah.edu

Inclusion Criteria

All patients, 18+ years of age, that have been treated at the University of Utah over the past five years for tibial fracture combined with medial or posterior malleloar fracture will be included in the study population.

Those under 18 years of age, pregnant women, and those who have not been treated at the University of Utah over the past five years for tibial fracture combined with medial or posterior malleloar fracture will be excluded.

Exclusion Criteria

None