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Outcomes following the treatment of bicondylar tibial plateau fractures with fine wire circular frame external fixation compared to open reduction and internal fixation: A systematic review.

Boutefnouchet, Tarek and Lakdawala, Ayaz S and Makrides, Panayiotis (2016) Outcomes following the treatment of bicondylar tibial plateau fractures with fine wire circular frame external fixation compared to open reduction and internal fixation: A systematic review. Journal of orthopaedics, 13 (3). pp. 193-9. This article is available to all HEFT staff and students via ASK Discovery tool http://tinyurl.com/z795c8c by using their HEFT Athens login IDs

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Abstract

PURPOSE

The aim of this study was to determine whether circular frame external fixation provides better outcome and fewer complications when compared to open reduction internal fixation.

METHODS

A systematic search was carried out and studies were critically appraised with narrative data synthesis.

RESULTS

The systematic search yielded 131 titles and following a rigorous review only five articles were found to directly compare the two treatment methods.

CONCLUSIONS

Fine wire frame external fixation offers a modest advantage of better soft tissue outcomes. All in all, there is no current high-level evidence to suggest that newer osteosynthesis plates provide better results.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is available to all HEFT staff and students via ASK Discovery tool http://tinyurl.com/z795c8c by using their HEFT Athens login IDs
Subjects: WE Musculoskeletal. Orthopaedics
Divisions: Planned IP Care > Trauma and Orthopaedics
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Depositing User: Preeti Puligari
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2017 08:25
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2017 08:25
URI: http://www.repository.heartofengland.nhs.uk/id/eprint/1297

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