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Treatment of distal tibial fractures with the Ilizarov external fixator - a prospective observational study in 39 consecutive patients

Telmo Ramos1*, Jón Karlsson2, Bengt I Eriksson2 and Lars Nistor1

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1 Department of Orthopaedics, Central Hospital (Kärnsjukhuset), Skövde, SE-541 85, Sweden

2 Department of Orthopaedics, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Sahlgrenska Academy at Gothenburg University, Mölndal, SE-431 80, Sweden

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BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013, 14:30  doi:10.1186/1471-2474-14-30

Published: 17 January 2013

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Additional file 1: Table S1:

Details of all patients treated with Ilizarov application and fracture types; Table S2. The outcomes in the two subgroups with A fractures and C fractures respectively; Table S3. Complications with all fractures; Table S4. Functional outcome at one year follow-up comparing the range of motion between subgroups with A fractures and C fractures; Table S5. The radiological outcome in patients with at least one parameter fair and poor in the Burwell and Charnley classification analyzed with FAOS and VAS satisfaction in both groups at the one-year control; Table S6. The radiological outcomes in patients with at least one parameter poor in the Burwell and Charnley classification analyzed with pin-tract infection, EQ-5D, FAOS and VAS satisfaction at the one-year control; Table S7. The outcome according with patients’ self-appraisal controls in the two subgroups with extra-articular (A fractures) and intra-articular (C fractures) fractures; Table S8. The outcome according with patients’ self-appraisal controls in the two subgroups with extra-articular (A-type) and intra-articular (C type) fractures when FAOS were done; Figure S1. The FAOS subscores from the present trial compared with ankle ligament reconstruction, trimalleolar and distal fibular fractures [42,45,46].

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