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Year : 1987  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 157-161

Treatment Of Fresh Open Fractures Of Tibia With Direct Current Stimulation

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Y Mohindra

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A study of 36 cases of open and fresh diaphyseal fractures of tibia in young adults treated by an indigenous DC stimulator is presented. Eighty three per cent of patients had sustained either an automobile or an agricultural accident and none of them presented immediately after the injury. Forty two per cent of patients presented between 6 to 12 hours and 58 per cent between 12 to 24 hours of injury. It was observed that the increase in current strength did not alter the rate of fracture union. There was only a marginal improvement in the rate of union following electric stimulation as compare to the treatment by a PTB cast alone. The complications were only minor. In view of the marginal gains, it was not recommended for fresh fracture.

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