Temporary external fixation yields improved results

Zabel, Karen
January 2008
Orthopaedics Today/International Edition;Jan/Feb2008, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p16
The article discusses research being done on the effect of initial external fixation of femoral shaft fractures on the incidence of lung dysfunction among European polytrauma patients. It references a study by Christoph Pape presented at the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Orthopedic Trauma Association in October 2007 in Boston, Massachusetts. The study reportedly addressed the need for definitive data on the benefits of initial temporary fixation of femoral shaft fractures in trauma patients.


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