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Management of tibial shaft fractures with closed intra medullary interlocking nail among Indians


Kadiri Venkata Ranganath1, Vinyas Mayasa2, Vijay Narasimman Reddy3, Manoj Prathap Chandran4, N. Anuradha5 & S. Karthikeyan6,*



1Department of Orthopaedics, Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College and Hospital, Kolar 563101, Karnataka, India; 2Department of Pharmacology, MNR College of Pharmacy, Sangareddy, Telangana, India; 3Department of Orthopaedics, Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital, Chromepet, Chennai - 600044, India; 4Department of Orthodontics, SreeBalaji Dental College and Hospital, Pallikaranai, Chennai - 600100, India; 5Department of General Medicine, Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital, Chromepet, Chennai - 600044, India; 6Department of General Surgery, SreeBalaji Medical College and Hospital, Chromepet, Chennai - 600044, India; *Corresponding author; Communicated by U Vidhya Rekha from Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital



Kadiri Venkata Ranganath- E-mail: drkvranganath@gmail.com

Vinyas Mayasa - E-mail: vinyasmayasa7@gmail.com

Vijay Narasimman Reddy - E-mail: vijayanarasimhan.v@bharathuniv.ac.in

Manoj Prathap Chandran- E-mail: prathapmanoj12@gmail.com

N Anuradha - E-mail: anuradha.n@bharathuniv.ac.in

S Karthikeyan - E-mail: drkarthikeyan.gs@bharathuniv.ac.in


Article Type

Research Article



Received May 2, 2022; Revised June 30, 2022; Accepted June 30, 2022, Published June 30, 2022



It is of interest to document data on the well Reamed Intramedullary Nailing in Isolated Tibial Diaphyseal Fractures without Fibular Osteotomy among Indians. 120 patients with isolated tibial diaphyseal fractures were treated with IMIL nail (84 closed fractures, 16 type I open fractures, and 20 type II open fractures) were involved in this study. Research was carried out over a five-and-a-half-year period, from July 2013 to December 2018.According to Johner and Wruh's criteria, good functional findings were achieved in 70% of patients, better operational results in 15%, reasonable functional results in 5%, and poor functional results in 10% of cases after surgery. The percentage of union in the present analysis was 90%. The average time for union was 5 months, with 84 fractures healing before 5 months. Intramedullary Interlocking Nailing reduces length of stay in hospital, lowers the financial load, and promotes early return to work without the need for further surgical treatment such as partial fibular osteotomy.



Isolated tibial shaft fracture, fibula intact, intramedullary interlocking nail, union, delayed union



Ranganath et al. Bioinformation 18(6): 562-565 (2022)


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Biomedical Informatics



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