Custom made cemented antibiotic nail for treatment of infected non-union Tibia fracture

Authors: Abdirizak Moalin Hussein, Gianfranco Tarsitani, Stefano D’ Amelia


Objective: The objective of study was to summarize our experience with the use of custommade antibiotic cement intramedullary nail to treat the infected and non-union of tibia fracture

Methods: the prospective study of 52 patients with infected nonunion of tibia was made from 2014 to 2018, treated with custom-made antibiotic cemented coated nail. Evaluation of functional outcome was made in reference with controlling of infection and bony union.

Result: Eradication of the infection and bony union was achieved in 51 patients treated with custom-made antibiotic cemented nail. One patient was persisted with infected non union.

Conclusion: custom-made antibiotic cement nailing is a simple technique procedure, effective, less expensive and suitable to the poor countries where treatments infected non union of the long bones are very challenging.

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