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Thermal Osteonecrosis After Reaming for an Intramedullary Nail to Repair a Tibial Fracture

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery
Emergency Medicine
Critical Care
General Surgery

Objective:

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Description:

Reaming the tibia prior to placing an intramedullary nail for fracture repair may be associated with thermal damage. This is caused by excessive friction, which generates transient heat. This heat can result in a number of complications.

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