Functional Outcomes in Suprapatellar Nailing for the Treatment of Tibial Shaft Fractures - Preliminary Results


Tibia fracture
Intramedullary nail

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Abhishek Garg, Saini A, Seth A, Malik I, Sharma R, Mishra RK. Functional Outcomes in Suprapatellar Nailing for the Treatment of Tibial Shaft Fractures - Preliminary Results. Integr J Med Sci [Internet]. 2021 Oct. 11 [cited 2024 Jun. 15];8. Available from:


Introduction: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the functional outcomes of suprapatellar intramedullary nailing for the treatment of tibial shaft fractures.
Material and Methods: The present retrospective study included 10 cases aged more than 20 years, who were operated for tibial shaft fractures over the last 3 years with suprapatellar tibial nailing. Patients were retrospectively followed up with all their previous surgical records and radiographs.
Results: The mean age was 41.57±16.51 with a range of 20-72 years. The mean operating time was 81±10.15 minutes. Mean blood loss was 110±20.5 ml. Meantime for the union was 15.15±1.35 weeks. No deep infection was noted. 1 patient had anterior knee pain. The mean Lysholm knee score was 87.91 ± 5.75.
Conclusion: The suprapatellar approach is good and safe technique for nailing in the tibial fractures.


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