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2019 Aug

Dan Med J



Knee pain and associated complications after intramedullary nailing of tibial shaft fracture.


Erin-Madsen N, Aasvang T K, Viberg B, Bloch T, Brix M, Tengberg P T
Dan Med J. 2019 Aug; 66(8).
PMID: 31315794.


The treatment of choice for unstable diaphyseal fractures in the tibia is reamed insertion of an intramedullary nail (IMN). The most common complication to this treatment is chronic knee pain with reported rates ranging from 10% to 87% with a mean of 47.4% in meta-analyses.