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Tibial shaft fractures

Challenges in diagnosis and management
PhD ceremony:Mr P. (Paul) Tornetta
When:December 15, 2022
Supervisor:prof. dr. J.N. Doornberg
Co-supervisor:dr. F.F.A. IJpma
Where:Academy building RUG
Faculty:Medical Sciences / UMCG

Tibial shaft fractures are common injuries but present substantial challenges in management.  My thesis reviews major advances over time in their management including an analysis of the more severe complications of infection and compartment syndrome.  I review the use of different and new techniques in management such as nailing in extension, nailing off the fracture table, and  the use of reaming, as well as multiple statistical methods to evaluate the patient and injury factors associated with infection.